We originally planned to explore the Kornati National Park on the Stomoran Islands, but the weather forecast did not look the best. Strong winds can be at sea and large lakes not only very annoying, but also dangerous. For the north Adriatic and Istria was prepoveď more favorable though with the rain. We decided to try it. We did not miss the wind and rain, but the expedition was worth it.
We set off Friday in the afternoon of the direction of Pula. The journey lasted a little over 6 hours (650 km). From Bratislava to Pula goes the motorway, which was in addition to the evening and at night almost empty. We had an incredible fortune and we found a place to sleep on the first attempt. In pine gluten, directly by the water. We sailed the kaywns for three days. (On the map red to purple color.)
The cold night and morning have sprayed the sunny weather.
I am a leader of the minimalist mode of packaging, so until others will be packed I have time to explore the neighborhood.
The Ulita of the largest bivalve molluscs living in the Adriatic Sea. Strictly protected animal up to 1 metre.
This time, however, the pack took too long. I helped others take away the boats to the shore and set off the sea. We were behind the artificial barrier that was filled by the sea tide. It was the time of the outflow and the direction of drainage of the water to reveal a place where it can be played without the transfer of ships. I went back and waited for others to not have to forgo the ship nor did they. Time I was walking through hunting and photographing the local fauna.
Solar weather hasn’t kept too long, but it’s still better than the weather forecast itself. Almost windless, pleasant temperature, occasionally fell a few drops.
After the opening of the paddle we gave a break for lunch and bathing. The water had only 15 ° C, but it looked so appealing that many did not resist and went to swim.
Poolostrov Kamenjak around which we sailed was full of caves created mainly by erosion caused by the sea and wind. Kamenjak is known for its strong and erratic winds that can dramatically change their speed and direction within minutes. The blows here mainly Bora, Jugo and Mistral.
Kamenjak is not only interesting because of the magnificent caves accessible from the sea, but also for its untouched nature, the amount of endangered species of plants and animals that are already living only here.
It was found more than 600 species of animals and 85 plant species. Of which 37 species on the verge of extinction.
In addition to the rare orchids here you can also meet the Tulen Monarchus monarchy in the length of 3.5 meters and weighing up to 400 kg.
It started raining, at night they reported storms, so we decided it was time to starstart the place to sleep. Ideal somewhere in nature on an uninhabited island. On the second or third attempt we found a suitable place on the island of Veruda (Fratarski Otok).
We landed boats on the reef and because of the rain they started to build tents. Since I always travel easily, so I have no. I decided to sleep in a cave ground up into a cliff-up.
I spanned the wet stuff and went to catch the fish. I had only a fruit and a mixture of nuts, so I hoped to catch something and do not go to sleep with an empty stomach.
I caught something big, which was, but far beyond the possibilities of my little travel udice. It pulled me into the water so strongly that I had to adhere to the stone stairs. Maybe a big sepia. After a moment of torsion and almost broken, the cord was allowed. I turned around and I found that the cliffs after which I came are underwater. Our things swam and the water was still rising. We had to wear everything up above the cliffs. My bedroom was full of water. I didn’t know that the tide manages to lift the level so fast. It took just a few minutes. Between us and the opposite island was seen as the water rolls. It could be likened to a divorced river.
I put a few apples and decided to explore the island. After its perimeter, the embroided sidewalk is stretched.
The island was abandoned, but only temporarily. During the season is involved in the international network Scouts. Under this programme, children and youth around the world are improving their knowledge of nature and survival in the wilderness. The island also uses groups of divers. There is also a boat connection during the summer.
The pine forest complements the typical Mediterranean flora.
I noticed that all plants have protection in the form of thorals. There are also some kinds of things for us. For example, a common pupman. Of course, even the one here has a thore.
They ran around here and rabbits. Probably they are accustomed to people. At night they came to visit me a few times. I slept on a porch of abandoned wooden cottages. The whole night intensely rained, so I decided to sleep a little farther away from the oat. It paid off. Unlike others I had wet just swimwear from the morning bathing.
There is no electricity on the island, but there is drinking water. We’ve found even functional showers. It was nice to wash off the sea salt.
Nice place. All the time I thought of what it would be like to go back here sometime with my family.
The next day, the weather decided to show his unbutted face. It started to blow up and the seas were two to 2.5 metric waves. Waves as such have slowed us, but the winds were very annoying. After an hour he severely hurt her head and stopped hurting until we stopped for lunch. I went alone and after some time I had no longer seen any telescope. I decided to wait because I wasn’t sure if they had problems. Later, when I was closer to the coast, I called them a phone, found their location and returned for them. Along the way I stopped on a yacht berth in the bay. Due to high waves, the whole day was bored on the ship. They have cooked the goulash, for which I call me. Since eating meat from animals that I do not catch is against my conviction, I politely declined and at least we have poked.
The padling in the waves was tedious and the part of the crew first untly began to spread the idea to start looking for a place to sleep. We pinned to the island on which the colony of SEAGK was sea. Since I wanted to go even further, I started a bit of “trolling” with the fact that they can be dangerous. In addition, hundreds of kálshing birds above the heads also do nothing pleasant. My “haunting” was sapphire right after the gulls started to really do the arrivals and defend their nest.
A small survey of the island showed that it was enough to bypass it. On his other side was abandoned harbor with a restaurant that had a huge shelter. Since it rained, so the opportunity to fold up to dryness was very appealing. In addition to the SEAGASLS there was also a lot of Pávov, which we later met on other islands in the Brijuni National Park.
We also came to see two oslice. Catch the Páva I succeeded after I poured him on the nuts. The catch and the Sader of the donkey was no longer so easy was not:D. After that we managed to fight them in the corner and catch their rope I thought they were our. However, when I broke the rope, I flew like a doll. We ran beyond them to the county of the island where we lost in the woods.
Later, we managed to trace them by the feet in the mud. Nor was the second attempt to tamed this animal out. Looking at the rope followed by a sprint to the woods.
The island was once a quarry. There are also ruins of the improvement. Still there is furniture, even if there is already a sovy. In addition to the restaurant and the adjacent house is all abandoned.
The island’s gulls at the moment. Seagrers are large from 30 to 75 centrimeter with a wingspan of 1.4 to 1.7 metres and weigh about 2 kg. A strong long beak has a red stain at the end. It is the only kind of gulls in the world whose population grows.
They lay 3-5 eggs on which both parents sit for 27 days.
Chicks are able to fly from eight weeks. Unlike their parents, the first 4 years are coloured into anger. Not only do they meet with the environment, but when zooming or softrop. If their parents did not warn us about their presence, it would be very easy for some chick to rise.
The island of St. Jerolima (Sveti Jerolim Otok) was inhabited by a family from Austria in front of the Second World War (villa with garden on the North Hill).
Later on was the island’s remedial Institute for girls. There is also a large cave on the island, unfortunately closed. The island mainly walks fishermen from the surrounding villages on the seafront.
In the morning, in addition to the beautiful weather, the house, which came on a motorboat, was also caught. Immediately they started to browse everything, apparently thought that we stole something or destroyed them. They wanted money for a sleep. The island is not their own, so they have no claim. They were very much more angry, but they were in the exit.
Previous days with bad weather, the last day was rotated with a clear, sunny sky and a calm sea level.
On the southern tip of the island of Veliki Brijun is located 15 meters tall lighthouse Peneda, which was built in 1877 by the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. A clear night is visible up from a distance of 20 kilometres.
This largest island of the Brijuni National Park is desecrated not only by the residence of Josipa Bronza Tita, but also a huge golf course on safari style. The animals are free to run here, including Elephers. Some animals such as pávy, deer, or Muflon are reproduced here and the population grows rapidly.
We ended our expedition in Fažana village near Pula.
After a good lunch, we loaded the boats and headed to the direction of Bratislava.
While I was in Croatia so many times that it did not even remember, so this trip was exceptional. It was seen that the Croatian coast of the Adriatic is not just a pram stone desert. Contrary. Beautiful fauna and flora, turquoise sea. Besides the season, you will not hit any tourist.