We have walked the whole length of the Park, and are at Entrance 2, and now have to make our way back to the beginning, which meant walking back to where the Boat dropped us off.
Here we queued in another area, where another electric boat would take us the short distance across the Lake.
Located here, were many row boats that you could hire.
From here we walked to catch the FREE shuttle bus back to Entrance 1.
The Bus is known as a panoramic Train, and runs every 15 - 20 minutes, making 4 stops.
Thankgoodness for the Bus, as after this very long walk which took quite a bit of the day, I was ready to rest my feet!
Along the way, we come across some sign boards, and this is where we have to make a decision of what route to take.
With a good colour coded park map in my hand, a decision is to follow the route that will lead us to the Electric Boat.
A good thing in Plitvice, is the signage, there is plenty, and you really should not get lost!
Not only good signage for directions, but also for information on what we were viewing.
I thought it was very well done and informative, a credit to the Park management.
What you see on this pictures is Kaludjerovac Lake, the last one in a row of the Lower Lakes. The lake ends in a Sastavci waterfalls and from there it is transforming in the River of Korana. The water of the lake has stunning colours, in particularly on a bright sunny days. Along with the all other water surface of the Plitvice Lakes, Kaludjerovac Lake is intact and pure natural. This what we see is the natural colour of an lake water if intact and not very deep.
The nature have created on entire earth many of such a miracoulosly looking alike colours but people managed to ruined the most of them by the industrial and other polutions.
This beautiful National Park requires at least one full day to visit all of the places. The best choice will be to spend two days and enjoy the scenery and nature without any rush. I was so impressed with this National Park. If you are passing from Plitzvice, it is worth for a stopover.
and ---MOVE AROUND! You will experience how wonderful all of the lakes and the surroundings are.
Really, nothing to reccomend as my fav. as all of the -what one can sense and get to know with all of the senses at Plitvice National Park- is EXTRA NEAT!
For a full short vacation and not to rush around like nutz you would need at least 2 full days, although I used to see people stoppping by for only several hours. WAY too short for such a beauty!
We walked most of the lower lakes during the frosty morning which was good because we wanted to keep walking to keep warm. The trails are easy to walk and most have large sections of boardwalks, wooden steps with rails. However there are a few sections where you walk on the earth or climb steep steps. Although it was autumn there were still plenty of people out on the trails, an assortment of nationalities, but everyone was enjoying themselves. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, flat soles with plenty of grip and ankle support, modern sports shoes would be best as they keep the wet out. I would recommend visiting the park in October as the trees are magnificent, leaves changing colour and dropping to the ground, cool weather and plenty of water.
Knowing I am a fan of photography .. this place is really a heaven for any nature photographer. I had the chance for great shots. For you photo admirer I thought I share with you this nice picture I've take, where you can admire the bouncing waters from a big rock - click to enlarge the picture please!
Walktrough paths for visitors are clever, wooden steps and paths built right over the water, you can see fish from close distance..and I mean a lot of fish.
You can also have a chance to fall in the water, but I guess it is not recommended for the sake of the fish. And you probably would have to get some kind of a ticket for that mistake :)
Look at that .. water from above, on a 20 meter tall wall, pouring in dozens of streams, producing a nice relaxing sound and a damn pretty sight :))
This is my favourite waterfall at Plitvice!
The Plitvice has a sum of blue water lakes, contected to each other, with water pouring from the high grounds, forming waterfalls. These lakes are also a wonder to look at, and to have a boat trip on the bigger one.
Lower lakes are called like that because of their geographic location, they are just lower.
Can't really say which of them are more beautiful, moreover I think it's impossible. All of them are breathtaking.
This is one of the most amazing waterfalls, from the front it appears to be a "normal" waterfall, but when you see it from the side you find that it exits not from the ground or even the rock face of this hill, but rather flows over and through some plants and exits from the middle of the plants.
It is sort of funny to try and categorize the beauty in Plitvicka as "landscape", it is so much more. Take this spot for instance, take a good look and tell me how many waterfalls you see, at first you say one, then you notice two and then three, and as you look more closely you notice several others and as you come closer still more. Always the eye is "extending" its knowledge....fantastic.
Some of the watefalls come almost into your camera and if you can associate your hearing of the water bubbling over the rocks, it will give you something special to remember from here. There are many places where you can stop to not only enjoy the visual pleasure of seeing the water, but also hearing the music it makes.
Plitvicka Jezera Nacionalni Park has two types of tour, one is short and other one is very detailed one. Short tour is not short as it could take few hours.
I decided to take a short tour but when I finish my tour and look at watch it was more than fours tour.