Plitsvice Lakes

Trip Start May 16, 2006
Trip End Aug 15, 2006

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Here are some pics from one of the most amazing places i have ever seen! This area was about 2,5 hours south of Zagreb. It is a national park, As you walk through the park you rarely see a man made structure, except the board walks. You can see by the pics the surrounding area is very densely forested. When i arrived Sunday morning the weather was beautiful. The water glistened when the sunlight hit it. If you look closely at the photos you will see these waterfalls are flowing through and around vegetation as opposed to rocks. The lakes have a heavy concentration of minerals. The guide book says the falls are ever changing as a result of their mineral makeup. I did see a few former stream beds. There are miles and miles of trails, the follow and circle around all 16 of the lakes that make up Plitsvice. In addition to the beautiful water views there was quite a variety of plants in full bloom.

I spent the night at the park. Ironically it was the most and expensive and worst room thus far. There were private accommodations nearby but no bus service. All in all, it was worth it. Unfortunately the weather monday morning was very overcast. I had hoped for another sunny day. After a few hours of hiking i caught the bus to Zadar. It is great to be on the coast, i am staying at the hostel in Borik, the resort area of Zadar. This morning i had a wonderful 4.5 hours conversation with a fascinating woman from Australia. This is what travel is all about seeing new, different, and interesting things and meeting some unique people!
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johnandjake on

Loving the Lake Pics
The pictures of the lakes are amazing. I bet Jake would love to go swimming in them, because he can see the bottom.

julienoll on

Whoa, Waaaaiiiitttt!
On my way,screw the job- I just wanna seeee those lakes! Fabulous photos and commentary-Your next writer! HMMMM!? Can't wait for more!
Bring it!

maryago on

Wonderful journal
Chuck, it's a treat to read your travel-log and follow along on your trip. Tell us about the food, the people in the towns, too. Thanks for sharing your pictures. The lakes were spectacular! Was great to see you on the flight from Charlotte when you were starting out. Mary Ann

bobw on

I want to LIVE on those lakes- WOW. Totally impressive!

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