Ice cream and waterfalls are yesterday´s and today´s themes. We visited two national parks (Plitvicke and Krka), and both were full of waterfalls and gorgeous lakes. The water was an amazing array of blues and greens. Plitvicke Park was an hour and a half away (along crazy twisty roads, of course) from Zadar, where we were staying, but it was worth the drive. We were alarmed at the number of cars in the parking lot and people on the trails, but we didn´t end up having to wait for any inner-park transportation (a highlight of the day was a little boat ride across and emerald green lake). Plitvicke Park boasts 16 lakes, all connected by waterfalls. Imagine 16 Lake Louises, waterfalls, rocky cliffs and dark green forests. Sigh.
Today´s park was less spectacular. Krka Park is considered to be a major tourist attraction, and I can honestly say I´m not sure why, especially after having been to Plitvicke Park. There is one trail and it takes only about 40 minutes to walk on. If you want to go further into the park, you have to pay as you go. The main attraction today was that you could swim near the bottom of the major waterfall. I felt very sorry for the lifeguard who was patrolling the boundary between the bottom of the falls and the swimming area... He needed a Fox 40 whistle and about three other helpers.
|Tall Guy and a Banana Split|
Now we´re off to find some Sladoled in Split...
TTFN - Ta Tall for Now!