April 14, 2016: Plitvice National Park, Croatia

Here's part three of my Croatia series.  Plitvice National Park has some great views!  We were blessed with a light snow before we arrived.  (Otherwise, it probably would have looked like a muddy dump.)  Also, it was cold enough that we were some of the only people on the trails.

After passing multiple road signs for a restaurant named "Mr. Cat's", we found the park entrance and some gorgeous vistas.

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A long hike up and down some treacherous icy paths led us to a boat that travels across one of the lakes every hour.  The ferry's leisurely pace allowed us to enjoy the views of the shore lines.

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We found some cool ducks at the other end of the ferry.  A short walk later, we reached a shuttle bus to take us back to the park entrance.

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We then explored a winding staircase through a cave to a walkway over the lake.  We may or may not have ignored a sign with a clear warning not to proceed.  :-)

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Plitvice was well worth the detour from the coastal cities.  Shout out to my wife Laura and her sister Julia for convincing me to leave it on our itinerary!

Eventually, I'll edit part four: Zadar and Sibenik.  Until then, take it easy, everybody!


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