Program 582: Istria; Wee County Louth; Tides

Release Date: 11-02-2019


Tour guides discuss two of Europe's scenic and less-crowded peninsulas: Croatia's Istrian Peninsula and Ireland's Cooley Peninsula. Then a marine conservationist shares what he's discovered about the power of tides around the world — and how they affect you, even if you don't live near the shore.


  • Mariam Abdelghani, tour guide from Pula, Croatia
  • Singer and guide Cathie Ryan, from County Louth, Ireland   
  • Marine conservationist Jonathan White, author of "Tides" (Trinity University Press)

Additional Info

  • Croatia Tourism provides an online guide to the Istrian peninsula.
  • Time Out Croatia provides a guide to the olive oils of Istria.
  • Miriam Abdelghani can be reached from her Linked In page for custom tour guiding in Croatia.
  • The tourism board in Ireland's County Louth calls it the "land of legends."
  • Cathie Ryan has information about her custom tours, workshops, and CDs of Irish music on her website.
  • Jonathan White lives by the sea in the San Juan Islands of Washington State.  In his book "Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean," he explores the complex tidal forces that affect the earth, and describes where he's traveled, to explore some of the world's most interesting tidal conditions.
  • Tide charts are available for coastlines around the world.

Haiku Awards

Cooley morning: mist
music mystery rise from
heartland of legends
— Kerry Dexter, Tallahassee, Florida


Standing where the high kings sat,
I look across the valley,
Skylark sings.
— Lara Hardin, Escondido, California


It's odd that there's sun;
The traditional moist days
Were not to be had.
— G-Robin Smith, Everett, Washington

Program Extras

More with Mariam Abdelghani - Mariam Abdelghani tells Rick about the klapa music you'll hear from the a capella choirs in Motovun and southern Croatia, with a sample from Klapa Nostalgiya. (runs 2:08)