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  • Day136

    Krka National Park

    November 9, 2016 in Croatia

    Intending to make use of a day of fine weather we took a trip to Krka National Park. Leaving the van in the top car park we made our way down the steep rocky track into the gorge carved by the River Krka.

    Brown and red dragonflies hovered in the air and basked on rocks. Vibrant pink cyclamen splashed colour on the forest floor while the aroma of pine sap wafted on the breeze. Reaching the river, we started out on the 1.9km boardwalk over the water. Swimming wasn't allowed due to the high water level, which disappointed Will. However, the heavy rainfall caused water to gush over grass, through reeds and around tree trunks. It even came over the side of the walkway at times. We could see and hear hundreds of waterfalls of different sizes spilling over pools and channels all around us. Progressing downriver the falls increased in their height and volume, ending in the largest one; Skradinski Buk. At this point a bridge crossed the wide river and we got a wonderful view upstream.

    There was a heritage hamlet accross the bridge and an old woman with a stall of sugared almonds, dried figs and sea shells. She encouraged us to try some and we ended up buying a little pot of almonds.

    Arriving back at the van, slightly out of breath from the uphill hike, we took a double take at the van parked next to us. The number plate was British! We'd seen very few other vans, let alone British ones since arriving in Croatia and so when the owners (Rhea and Gareth) returned, Will eagerly invited them over for a cuppa. We chatted for quite a while and got on well. They are a young couple who worked all the hours they could to save up, buy a van and travel for 6 months. They also had a canoe and bikes and like Will, Gareth had brought his guitar and fishing rods with him.

    Saying our goodbyes we set off back to Camp Kalebić via InterSpar supermarket who had a special offer on mattress toppers. Vicky had been sleeping on an inflatable camping mat for a while as she had been getting a bad back. The bed cushions where comfortable enough for short term use but after over 5 months of constant use, we could feel the metal crossbars underneath. The mattress topper had memory foam and we had the most comfortable night's sleep in quite a while!

    N.B. We shot a short video at the main waterfall and have uploaded it on our VnW Travels Facebook Page. Follow this link to watch it: https://www.facebook.com/pg/vnwtravels/videos/
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  • Day20

    Krka Nationalpark - Tag 1

    September 3 in Croatia

    Skradins Buk - so hieß unser erstes Ausflugsziel in diesem wunderbaren Nationalpark. Wir haben uns morgens schnell und früh fertig gemacht um möglichst pünktlich zur Öffnung da zu sein, weil wir viele Touris erwartet haben. Dadurch dass wir vom Campingplatz allerdings noch 3 km gehen mussten war es dann doch später als gedacht, es war aber noch immer angenehm leer. Wir sind über Stege geschlender, an ganz vielen mini Wasserfällen (20cm) vorbei, haben viele Fische in super schön klarem türkisenem Wasser gesehen und sind an der Badestelle angekommen. Haben hier gebadet mit einigen anderen natürlich... Danach sind wir mit dem Ausflugsboot (im Eintrittspreis inbegriffen) nach Skradin gefahren um zurück zu wandern. Gesagt getan! In Skradin haben wir noch Postkarten eingeworfen (der Postkasten sah irgendwie komisch aus... wird aber Donnerstags geleert so wie ich das verstanden habe... wenn die karten nicht ankommen dann war es wohl doch kein postkasten)... Der Uferweg war sehr schön, wir haben sogar zwei kleine Schlangen gesehen (eine lebende und eine überfahrene). Bei Skradins Buk wieder angekommen gab es Stau... Weil MenschenMASSEN sich über die Brücke schieben wollten... Wir waren sehr froh dass wir früher schon da waren... Danach ging es glücklicherweise zurück zum Campingplatz...Read more

  • Day180

    Trotz einer Windstärke von teilweise bis über 50 km/h machten wir uns auf zum Nationalpark Krka. Eigentlich wollten wir zu den Plitvicer Seen fahren, doch diese waren aufgrund des Wetters nur sehr eingeschränkt zugänglich.

    Bei Krka angekommen, überraschte uns ein tatsächlich immer voller werdender Parkplatz. Viele Touristen hatten also die gleiche Idee wie wir. Wir entschieden uns natürlich dazu, die 875 m zu den Seen und Wasserfällen zu laufen. Der erste Ausblick auf das Wasser war schon eindrucksvoll. Endlich hatte der Regen der vergangenen Tage etwas Positives. Die Wasserfälle bahnten sich ihre Wege auch abseits der normalen „Route“ durch die Landschaft und sprudelten beeindruckend vor sich hin.

    Der Nationalpark ist wirklich sehr schön gemacht und wir konnten über Holzstege durch das ganze Gebiet wandern. Nach Abschluss der Runde beschlossen wir (erstmals) für den steilen Rückweg den Bus zu nehmen, während Nati & Timo drauflos stiefelten und vor uns am Parkplatz wieder ankamen 😊.
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  • Day7

    Krka National Park

    June 28, 2017 in Croatia

    After leaving our harborside town of Novigrad, we drove south past an agricultural area with olives, nectarines, grapes, cherries and a field of yellow Chamomile flowers for making massage oils. This was a mainly Serbian area, and again there was evidence of bullet-riddled homes and some vacant ruined stone homes. These days they are rebuilding with red brick-like cinder blocks, then covering with stucco. The stucco is painted with earth tones or white, which fits in with the limestone surroundings. Roofs are always red clay tiles. There are signs of rebuilding everywhere, with the aid of EU grants. Also along the drive we passed some 15th century castles from the time of the Ottoman Empire.

    When we got to Krka National Park, we could see why it, too, attracts 1 million visitors a year. Similar to Plitviče, it has a series of lakes connected by waterfalls. It was very beautiful, but so much more crowded because all these visitors had to fit into a smaller area. One of the highlights was an "ethno-village," which was less crowded. A woman was weaving on a loom (sheep wool), there was a blacksmith forge, and we walked through a reconstructed hydroelectric plant and grain mill. This was the second hydroelectric plant to come online in the world, just two days after the first one--on Niagara Falls--in 1895. Both plants were based on the designs of Nikola Tesla, born in Croatia. The Krka plant was in operation until WWI, when it was dismantled for armaments. Only in 2006 did they do archival research to reconstruct it.

    Another delicious traditional lunch was enjoyed by a rushing river: prosciutto and something that was like thin bacon that they called ham, local cheese, salad and bread, and wine or beer (grappa at the beginning of course). There was plenty of time for a relaxing swim in the cool river.

    We ended the day at Skradin, a harborside town with pedestrian-only streets. We hiked a short distance to the remains of a 14th century fortress (about the size of our house). Nice cool breeze and beautiful views from there.
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  • Day11

    Wasserfälle Krka

    April 17 in Croatia

    Heue gingen wir die Wasserfälle Krka ansehen. Wunderschön! Es ist ein ca. 2 km Fussweg man kann aber auch mit dem Car direkt gehen es gibt keine zusätzlichen Kostenfür. Wir machten jedoch den Weg zu Fuss und erst den Rückweg mit dem Car. Auf dem Weg läuft man buchstäblich auf dem Wasser. Na ja, nicht ganz, man läuft auf einer Holzbrücke die sich durch den Wald schlängelt, linkts und rechts davon sind dann kleinere Wasserfälle. Das Haubtziel war schlussendtlich der grosse Wasserfall am Ende.Read more

  • Day7

    Krka National Park, Croatia

    November 3, 2016 in Croatia

    What a beautiful place! The rain didn't stop us from having a wonderful time. Our tour guide was a delightful companion for this five hour trip. He was 9 years old during the war in Croatia. He and his classmates went to stay in a hotel on an island off the Croatian coast, where they would be safe from the bombing. Their teachers stayed with them, while the parents stayed home with no water or electricity for 6 months. He said he was aware of the war and the fact that his parents were stressed, but there experience for him was an adventure, like a long field trip.Read more

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