Thursday, February 11, 2010

Kayaking in Croatia: Kolocep Island

On our second day of paddling in Croatia, myself, Angie, 2 Aussies and our guide Marko paddled around Kolocep Island, about 18kms in total. The conditions were perfect, 32C and no wind at all. After about an hour on the water you could have made coffee from the water in my water bottle. All along this island are many cliffs and caves. One cave, called the blue cave, we got out of our kayaks and snorkeled into. Once inside all the water is very blue, from the reflection of the sun off the sandy bottom. It was amazing to say the least. On our way out of the water Angie stepped near a sea urchin and got some of it stuck in her toes, but we managed to get them out with tweezers, so there wasn't too much damage done.

When we got to the other side of the island, we stopped at a small village for lunch. The little villages are awesome, no roads, no cars....very quiet, and people live as they did for generations. After lunch we snorkeled in the cove for about 30 minutes, then paddled back to our started point, completing the circumnavigation of the island, which took about 5 or 6 hours altogether.

Lesson learned......put your bottle of water in the freezer the night before, then you have nice cold water all the next day.

Another amazing day in Croatia.


Silbs said...

Nice piece. Wanted you to know how much I enjoy the awesome iceberg image at the top.

Brian Newhook said...

Thanks for the comment. Glad you like my iceberg pic, its probably the best one I've taken :-)