Chapter 2 – Bring on the Sunshine!

March 30, 2006


After crossing the border into Croatia, we headed straight for Rijeka and the coastal road south. My initial thoughts of this road were that it reminded me of the south of France with its’ pale rock formation and harsh scrubland. At Senj we headed inland to Otocac where we stayed in a private room for two nights whilst we used it as a base for visiting Plitvice lakes National Park 40 miles away. All of the usual tourist facilities were closed but this did mean the park was fairly quiet and during our 5hr walk we probably got to see half of it. A series of lakes step down a valley like a series of canal locks but in place of lock gates are waterfalls. Wooden walkways wind their way through sections of the park, crossing deep crystal clear pools that look emerald green from a distance. The park would certainly look even more stunning in the bloom of summer but somehow I think the crowds could spoil it. I imagine September would be the best time to come. …continued in Chapter 2…