30.07.2011 - 30.07.2011 22 °C
Finally managed to make a decision this morning about where I plan to be tonight. Weather is overcast and a little humid – not the best weather in the world, but contrary to weather reports it does not rain (well at least not until late afternoon).
This morning the plan was to complete the other half of Plitvice Lakes – the lower half. This involved two ferry rides along one of the bluest blue lakes I have ever seen. From here I realised that I had probably made a good call in that I seemed to moving the opposite way to the majority of the hordes.
These lakes are breathtaking. The water is crystal clear – you can see fish, submerged logs, the bottom around the edges. It may be that we cannot swim in this place, but I’m fairly sure it would be one of the best places to swim in the world. The waterfalls continue to be small but sparkling as I made my way down the lakes. Not sure how many photos I took but it’s fair to say more than enough. The waterfalls gave me a good opportunity to play with the shutter speed setting on my D-SLR , well SLT really) to try and get the waterfall pictures that are continuously flowing. Some success I think however a tripod would be useful. But who seriously wants to carry a tripod while walking several kilometers? (Ok so give me a year or so and I’m sure that will be me…) After the recommendation of two travellers I had the pleasure of meeting on the bus to Plitvice, I did the rather steep stair climb up to the view point above the largest falls. I really was cursing that I decided to do this – until I saw the view then recommended it to everyone else I passed who spoke English.
By lunchtime (1pm) I was pretty buggered. I should work out how far I did walk in the 24 hour period. It sure felt like a lot – but a very pretty lot.
The caught the bus from Plitvice to Sibenik via zadar. The bus only passed through Zadar and I didn’t get a chance to see the city centre or along the shore; I did not see anything immediately to contradict my decision not to stop here at the moment. Maybe on the way back up.