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A Day in Zadar with Travelin' Tanya
GREETINGS my dear ones!
I've managed to upload pics before getting too tired.
But alas I am here now and getting sleepy before being able to fill you in on the scoop.
Please enjoy the pics of Zadar:
Time for me to get some zzz's.
Ciao 4 now,
5 Facts About Krka National Park in Croatia and Essential Items for Your Hiking Backpack
Greetings to you!!! Another lovely Saturday here on Long Island and I'm starting the day bright and early.
We have an open house at one of the two Catholic high schools that Kelsey is considering to attend next September. Following this excitement, I'll be heading off to the laundromat for even great excitement! (joiking).
Today, Tanya is visiting Krka National Park in Croatia. I'm totally enjoying living vicariously through her trip adventures this past week!!!
Let's take a look at what makes this National Park worth visiting!
5 Facts about Krka National Park
1. Named for a River
One of the Croatian national parks, Krka National Park is named after the river Krka that it encloses. The park is located along the middle-lower course of the Krka River in central Dalmatia, in Šibenik-Knin county, which is a few kilometers northeast of the city of the historic city of Šibenik.
2. Created to Protect the Krka River
Proclaimed a national park in 1985 formed with the purpose of protecting the Krka River andfor scientific, cultural, educational, recreational, and tourism activities.
3. Exceptional Flora and Fauna
If you love viewing plant species, Krka national park is going to be a wonderland for you! Because of its geographical location, the park contains some eight hundred and sixty species and subspecies of plants, which include several endemic Illyrian-Adriatic species.
3. Home to Birds of Prey, Sea Life and Bats Galore
The Perfect destination for spotting birds of prey, Krka is home to osprey, short-toed eagle, golden eagle, Bonelli's eagle, lanner falcon and the peregrine falcon, Eurasian eagle-owl, European bee-eater and griffon vulture.
The river is filled with eighteen species of fish, ten of which are endemic. Brown trout and Dalmatian barbelgudgeon are a couple of fish that can be found in the ecosystem.
And lest we forget to mention that there are 18 species of bats, which are generally endangered or near extinction in the rest of Europe, including the long-fingered bat, the Daubenton's bat, and the threatened European otter.
4. Magnificent Waterfalls
The top attraction of the Park are its magnificent waterfalls!
If you love waterfalls, than Krka National Park is for you. With seven waterfalls, two of which are featured below and include Skradinski buk and Roški Slap. Incidentally, Slap is Croatian for waterfall.
5. Three Must-See Park Sites
In addition to footpaths, sightseeing tours and presentations, boat trips, souvenir shops, a museum, restaurants within this park there are also several sites not to be missed.
With all this talk about communing with nature, I thought it was a great time to talk about the best things to pack when traversing the great outdoors!
Before embarking on your next adventure in the great outdoors, take some time to make sure that you have packed all the essentials.
When it comes to planning a fun and safe hike, preparation is key. As part of your pre-hike prep, it’s important to invest a good bit of your time on packing. Considering that you’ll be carrying your bag for hours or even days at a time, the way you organise your backpack can be the factor that makes or breaks your time on the trails.
Know Your Need-to-Have Items
As you gather items, you will have to be careful not to overpack your bag. A heavy bag is not only uncomfortable, but it can also heighten the risk of injury or accident. Before you go, write a list of all the items you intend to bring with you. Then gather the items and lay them out on a flat surface – this will help you to (a) identify any missing items, and (b) visualise how everything will fit into your bag. The infographic below includes a handy list of essential items to help get you started.
Packing Tips & Tricks
The strategic placement of items within your backpack will help you to minimise bulk. The less you use an item, the further down the backpack it should be. Pack the heaviest items closest to your back so that you’ll maintain your centre of gravity when hiking. Keep smaller, frequently used items like a compass, torch and snacks in the topmost zipped pocket of the backpack for quick, easy access. If space is at a premium, consider using compression sacks. These are excellent for economy of space and minimising gaps, allowing you to fit more into your backpack. They are also waterproof and useful for grouping items that you want to keep together.
Pack Like A Pro
If you are preparing for a hike and would like to learn more packing tips, then you should take a look at the below infographic which comes from the team at Ireland Walk Hike Bike. Read this guide to discover the top essentials you need to bring with you to stay safe during your trip.
Well folks, here's to a great Saturday!!