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Šibensko-Kninska Županija

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  • Day36

    Skradin

    July 12, 2017 in Croatia

    What a lovely surprise when we arrived at Skradin - small but such a pretty little village. Our accommodation is worth a mention. Right in the middle of the town and spacious rooms with the hostess with the mostest! Monica greeted us as if we were family and gave us invaluable information for visiting Krka National Park which is on tomorrow's agenda. We are right where we needed to be to enter Krka National Park - you walk approximately 200 metres to get the boat that takes you to the first level of Krka NP. There are lots of choice for food in such a small town and there is a very relaxed feeling here - not the usual vying for business that we have experienced in other towns in Croatia.Read more

  • Day37

    Krka National Park

    July 13, 2017 in Croatia

    Krka National Park lies within Sibernik-Knin County and includes the Krka River (from 2km downstream of the town of Knin to Skradin) and the lower course of the Cikola River. We caught the boat from near our hotel across to the first and most commonly visited waterfall on the Krka River, also the longest, Skradinski buk. You can swim here and it is a beautiful spot for a swim. We did one of the walking trails around the waterfall along with about another 300 tourists. It was about 37 degrees but still enjoyable. We then drove to the next waterfall, Roški slap. You can also swim here. There is a cafe/bar here where you can sit having a drink with water gushing right beside and through the tables and chairs (see my photo). We then drove to the third waterfall, Manojlovac slap. This is the tallest waterfall on the Krka River and was my favourite. The surrounding countryside made a lovely backdrop to the falls.Read more

  • Day37

    Skradin

    July 13, 2017 in Croatia

    Last night in Skradin - a lovely little town that I would return to. Great place to finish our tour of Croatia.
    So pleased we included Croatia in our trip - we have seen so much snd learned so much about it over the past 10 days. Loved it!

  • Day26

    krka National park

    July 13, 2017 in Croatia

    Early start again to catch the boat so we could hike up through the Krka National Park at Skradin. Very beautiful again but very very hot today. The water flowed at an enormous pace. Old flower mill at one of the falls. Spectacular scenery again. In the afternoon we then drove up to the top of the park to see the upper falls. The town of Skradin is on the lake and such a beautiful place. This is our last day in Croatia.Read more

  • Day31

    Sibernik

    July 7, 2017 in Croatia

    On the way to Zadar we stopped at Sibernik. It is known as a gateway to the Kornati Islands. The 15th-century stone Cathedral of St. James is decorated with 71 sculpted faces. Nearby, the Šibenik City Museum, in the 14th-century Prince’s Palace, has exhibits ranging from prehistory to the present. We were given a tour of the latest exhibit there by a lovely Croation lady, Ivana. The exhibit was of Faust Veranzio, a Croation who, among many other achievements, drew the designs for the first succesful parachute. Ivana was very passionate about Croatia and told us a lot about its history. We enjoyed the tour which was free and information we got from her.The white stone St. Michael’s Fortress has an open-air theater, with views of Šibenik Bay and neighboring islands. A lovely place.Read more

  • 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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  • Day135

    Canoeing around Dalmation Islands

    November 8, 2016 in Croatia

    Over the water from the campsite we could see Murter and several smaller pimple shaped islands. There were a few spots of rain as we launched from the little campsite jetty but the wind was light and the waves small, so after we'd skirted the shoreline for a while we turned to cross the channel and explore some Dalmatian islands! Looking northwards there were layers of hills, the ones furthest away appearing as faded grey silhouettes. A mirage effect caused some island hills to 'float' above the sea, adding a magical quality to our Adriatic adventure.

    The rain came down heavy as we approached the first island. It had a small solar powered light to warn craft of rocks and we docked Little Green (our canoe) on the stone jetty this was sited on. Wide, dry stone walls provided shelter from the wind as we picked our way over the rocks and long grass to reach a dry area under the old pine trees. Rocks jutted up in lines parallel to and slanting towards the shoreline. It looked like a natural amphitheatre and a perfect place for a picnic! A smell of pine pervaded the air and it was wonderfully quiet and still. As we ate our sarnies we checked Maps.Me and found out the island was called Tegina.

    We spent several hours circling round three more islands, only seeing a couple of boats and two hardy snorklers the whole time we were out. The islands were all pale rock topped with a thick covering of verdent green trees. Most were surrounded by dry stone walls with a few homemade stone jetties jutting out.

    Underwater we saw shoals of small fish flitting back and forth under the canoe. Long black blobs (that on closer inspection turned out to be sea slugs) occupied the deeper water while hundreds of little red anemones populated the shallows. We again saw some large moluscs reaching up from the sea bed. Vicky used the paddle as a makeshift hockey stick and manoeuvred an empty shell to a depth where she could reach down and lift it from the water. We sent photos to our good friend Suhaine and her knowledgeable husband Malcolm, who kindly identified them as 'noble pen shells' or 'fan mussels'. Suhaine told us that a crayfish often lives inside and pinches the mussel when it spots danger, causing it to close up and protect them both. Thanks for enlightening us!

    On our way back, we touched ground on the large Murter island and we paddled round a stone shrine that sat in the water. Back on site, Will foraged samphire for tea, it was a little woody this time of year but still yummy.
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  • Day137

    Sibenik

    November 10, 2016 in Croatia

    Sibenik old town had been highlighted in The Rough Guide as a 'must see'. Built on a steep hillside, it had a labyrinthine maze of narrow streets and stairways. Brown or green painted wooden shutters dotted the walls and above us telephone wires and washing lines criss crossed between houses.

    St James Cathedral was, like most of the religious buildings we've encountered in Croatia, made out of a smooth pale stone. Inside, statues and paintings lined the walls. There was a drying bunch of grapes hanging from the outstretched fingers of the Madonna and Child. Its baptismal font featured centrally within an intimate round room. Cherubs and fine detail around inset arches decorated the walls and ceiling, with an external light providing atmospheric illumination. A single stained glass window lit the length of the prayer hall through a circular peacock fan. While neither of us are religious we could both appreciate the carthedral's charms.

    Exploring the lanes we came accross a shrine in a shallow cave, orange and peach trees growing in small gardens and the ubiquitous pussy cats, popping in and out of doorways or preening themselves. The place was quiet and had character aplenty but there was very little in the way of a quick lunch so we headed out of the old town. There was a distinct divide between the historic side presented to tourists and today's city that accomodated most of its population. We'd seen some graffiti previously but many walls were covered with it here and going by the uncared for building facades with crumbling plaster, there was obviously a lot of deprivation.

    We came accross a market that was packing up but some peripheral street vendors were still open so we bought the same pasty/pie lunch we had the other day in Pag. We discovered the cheese stuffed one was called a 'Burek Sir' and the meat one 'Burek Meso'.
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  • Day6

    Vacsi Murterban

    August 7, 2017 in Croatia

    Először is köszönöm Gerinek a valuable supportot- neki koszonhetitek, hogy a címben a város nincs elirva! :) (egyébként is kérte, hogy orokitsem meg az utokornak, h ő is itt van:))

    Összességében egy szuper vitorlázóidos napunk volt, amit sikerült megkoronázni egy zseniális vacsival. A skipperunk ajánlotta az ettermet, eddigi legjobb! Végre végre jó sok fokhagymaval és petrezselyemmel csináltak a doradamat, Marci kemenceben sutott seafood tálat evett (polip, tintahal, scampi), és a végén sikerult meg egy jó kis gelatot is lekuldeni.Read more

  • Day4

    Vitorlazas indul

    August 5, 2017 in Croatia

    Reggeli szedelozkodes, majd indulás- sikeresen elérjük a 11.30as ferryt. Az út szuper, megint a fedélzeten, csak a vége nem túl funny- tekintve hogy beterelesre kerülünk a hajoban egy folyosói szakaszra kb ötvenedmagunkkal- és meg kell várni, hogy teljesen megalljunk míg leengednek minket az autóhoz. Közben 100 fok és emberszag, 1-2en rosszul is lesznek, nem is ertem ezt a szervezést. Tulelve a kalandot egy óra kocsikazas Rogoznicaba, ahol találkozunk a többiekkel es felvesszük a hajót. Gyors bepakolas és kis lecke utan már indulunk is, hogy meg legyen helyünk Primostenben kikötni.
    Első érzések: hű, ez azért imbolyog és nem nagy, itt nagyon kell szeretni egymást hogy ne menjünk egymas agyára. :) És már most is fullosan vagyunk és holnap meg jönnek ketten. Viszont a tenger látványa, a furdes (és bocizas) a tenger közepén, a lemenő nap- azert több mint kibirhato, szóval jó dolgunk van, na!:)
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Šibensko-Kninska Županija, Sibensko-Kninska Zupanija, Sibenik-Knin, Sebenico e Tenin, 시베니크크닌 주, Šibenik-Knin

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