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Oct 11, 2014

Breakfast.   Departure to National Park Plitvice lakes - about 2,5 hours ride. Upon arrival accommodation in pansion Winnetou. Day at leisure for sightseeing of the most beautiful Croatian National park. 

We had been told how amazing this National Park would be.  It lives up to it's reputation and a definite stop if you are in Croatia.   Rick Steves says it better than I ever could!  
"There’s nothing like this lush valley of 16 terraced lakes, laced together 
by waterfalls and miles of pleasant plank walks." 

 It was cool with rain off and on throughout the day.  We did not go with a group so we could walk at our pace and take in the beauty of the fall colors.  

Our Hotel Winnetou
This was a strange find in Croatia, it had been built by Americans and was full of Indian artifacts. Not the cosy 1500's most of our hotels were.  

The start of our day at the park.  So glad we had our umbrellas

And the day got longer, cooler and darker...Bob even changed coats with me because his was warmer.  We knew the last bus back to the cars was at 6 6:30 we finally found a parking lot that was for tankful to find a way out.
I guess our wandering got a bit out of hand. 
we never did figure out where we took a wrong turn.

Yes I really was that tired and afraid we would be spending the night on a park bench.


Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

That was scary! I am glad you found your way out before it got too dark. The park looks amazing.

Jim said...

A great post.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful park! A great adventure - even if it was a bit scary.

Indrani said...

Whew! Good you go out safely!
Great pics! Happy ODW!

Felicia said...

beautiful waterfalls. love the image of you standing on the bridge. glad you made it out ok to.

DawnTreader said...

Love the waterfall reflection photo in particular :)

Villrose said...

A great and mystical place!

molly said...

Looks like a beautiful place to get lost in bu glad you didn't end up having to stay the night out there


Patti said...

That looks like a beautiful place to walk. I love to look at waterfalls. I'm glad you made it out OK. Thanks for sharing.