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... far from the border with Bosnia, to Korenica which we had chosen as our base for a visit to the magnificent Plitvice Lakes National Park which is about ten miles away. After catching up on laundry, a bit of shopping and glad to be back online after the erratic wifi at Banjole, we decided to have an early start Sunday, so we were in line to buy our entrance ticket by 9.15am, but the place was still quite busy at that time. The Park has been designated Unesco World Heritage ...
... fit in my luggage, but not to mind, after about an hour, it magically starts, and we hit the road.
First stop, Pula. With only a few bars of gps left, we managed to find the Arena, (and get brilliant parking right out the front). We've been told lots of different information about it, but it basically is a smaller, less busy version of the Colusseum. It was really good.
Back onto the superhighways of Croatia, we reached Plitvice ...
... I see a bear and take a picture of it which I have posted here. He's not too scary! We also see a musical group approaching singing a national song and carrying instruments, tools and even a large scythe. Fair enough I suppose. There is an electric boat which traverses this biggest lake so we hop on and head to the other side. Very nice to have a break from our hike.
Over the other side we continue route C, very pleasant. We love the ...
... lying around here on the road side for that couple of centuries, they were remarkably well preserved. They were spread out over a few hundred metres and it was so hot, dry and still that we felt like we were in the middle of a desert. No one else seemed interested in them so we had the place to ourselves. A car had stopped just 100 metres before us for lunch under the shade of trees and would be missing out on this bit of ancient history. We came up through yet another ...
... actually was
very similar to Croatia. Back at the second border we just received a text from
Spooky (our leader) saying that they had had to show all car documents, green
card etc & had only just got away with not paying extra insurance, but they
just looked at our passports so we decided Spooky must look shifty.
We took a very windy, narrow road leading to the motorway –
two vehicles couldn’t pass without one ...