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    taking a walk in autumn

    by picek Written Nov 28, 2010

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    Walking and cycling are both pleasant ways to explore the salt fields and the habitats - walking can actually take you further than cycling because it doesn't require extra pavement. The motorized traffic is almost non existent. However, in any case observe the rules and don't walk where you're not allowed. The dykes and fields are sensitive habitats and can be easily destroyed even if only by walking. As well birds can get upset. Instead, see them from the designated paths and if you want to see them closer, bring binocular.

    If you're walking: 1 hour will give you a glimpse, 2 will reveal some structures you'd otherwise miss. Three and more will reward you with pictures and details staying there and only waiting to be discovered. And not to mention the whole day out in the field watching birds, observing parks rituals, meeting rare mammals... for those most patient visitors.

    Autumn, spring and early summer are the best times to visit park.

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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Birdwatching
    • Hiking and Walking

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    fields and habitats

    by picek Updated Nov 23, 2010

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    the salty waters and its microhabitats

    Maybe your best part of stay at Slovenian coast will include trip to salt fields in Secovlje - what is left amazes the senses. In a way. Salt is produced in the parts of existing fields, while majority of them is abandoned and due natural course of succession turned into wildlife habitat - birds heaven. It makes it a wonderful walk. Binoculars will be good. Still water reflects grasses and movements, it's mirror-like-landscape which is protected as Landscape park and part of Ramsar wetland habitats network (this speaks of its high importance for biodiversity). Some parts however are further reconstructed into salt fields, but its place for them all to live in peaceful symbiosis.

    Please note you're not allowed to walk everywhere on your own - the designated paths are well described in a brochure you'll get at the entry where you pay for the admission. Observe the rules for minimum disrupt of animals.

    Price:

    5 Euro per adult.
    3 Euro for student.
    10 Euro for family ticket.

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    • National/State Park
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Birdwatching

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    Villages

    by olja1234 Updated Aug 15, 2005

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    All the villages are usually at the top of the hills. This is the region of the wine trade mark "Refosk", tasty "prsut" olives, fruits and very picturesque villages, with the views far around.

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    Secovlje

    by olja1234 Updated Aug 15, 2005

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    This photo was taken in a very border between Slovenia and Croatia. The big white house is already in Croatia. Yuo pass the border crossing (in Slovene site) and there is the way to the beautiful region of Slovene Karst

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    Museum of Salt - making

    by olja1234 Updated Aug 15, 2005

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    Life in salt pans was heavy. Besides housekeeping, women had to work very hard. They tried several herbs, to found out if they're eatable.
    In the middle of the photo is the herb, so small and tiny that you can't noticed it. It turns upon the humidity and it originated a sort of barometer.

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    Museum of Salt - making

    by olja1234 Updated Aug 15, 2005

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    Baking Bread
    Atthat time, at Secovlje pans they had only three baker's ovens for baking bread and pastry. As one oven was used by several families, bread had to be marked by seals, made by village smith.

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    Secovlje

    by olja1234 Updated Aug 15, 2005

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    Another view onto the opposed site of the coastline. The hills are settled mostly with bungalows and weekend - cottages. You can rent some of them. I recomand to do this, because its peaceful there , they are comfortable, with shady gardens and never the less a view is great.

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    Secovlje

    by olja1234 Updated Aug 15, 2005

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    From the Secovlje pans, you can admire Bernardin and Beli Kriz on the top of the hill.. When it's a high visibility you can enjoy the magnificent view, Bernardin is a hotel settlement, with mostly expensive hotels in the left hand side of Portoroz (if you look from Secovlje)

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    Secovlje

    by olja1234 Updated Aug 15, 2005

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    There is one more useful thing in the Secovlje salt pans - the mud. A healthy mud named "fango". The whole body has to be spread with fango, till it dry up. You have to revise this process several times for the best results.

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    Secovlje

    by olja1234 Updated Aug 15, 2005

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    Secovlje lies very close to the river Dragonja and the border beetwen Slovenia and Croatia. Dragonja valley, a wonderful Karst landscape, is known upon the fruit plantations, plantations of olive trees and vineyards. This is the country of "Refosk" wine

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    Secovlje Salt Pans

    by olja1234 Updated Aug 15, 2005

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    On the way to Secovlje - if you enlarge the photo, you'll see the salt pans in the background. This is not the only sight in the area. As I've already said, you can visit the town Piran. It's actually "A must"

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    The garden of cacti in Seca

    by olja1234 Updated Aug 15, 2005

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    The owners of this garden of cacti are very kind. They explain us, the way of growing these amazing plants. Some of them are very old. It takes years and years to became as big as these ones in the photo.

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    Museum of Salt - making

    by olja1234 Updated Aug 15, 2005

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    The Kitchen
    In one of the restored old Museum two equipped rooms and a kitchen. You can see in the photo, how the kichens look like years back.

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    Museum of Salt - making

    by olja1234 Updated Aug 15, 2005

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    The "sandals" on the photo is named wooden "taperini" . The pools are covered with a layer of "petola" which allows the salters to walk in the pools, wearing their wooden "taperini".

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    Museum of Salt - making

    by olja1234 Updated Aug 15, 2005

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    Two saltpans houses with their surroundings. appertainin salt fields and reservoir were reconstructed.
    The photo below, shows the tools , salters used with their work.

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