Sunday, August 10, 2014

Visiting Sibenik [Part 6/9]: Stroll thorugh the Sunset Forest

We have passed the half point with the summer vacation series. In this sixth part we will visit one of the most beautiful locations from our stay in Sibenik, it's a quiet forest and bay in Zablace, only 5 miles south from Sibenik. An old fortress is located in this bay. While we will visit the inside of the fortress in the next part, the stroll through the forest s well as the climb of the outer walls will be shown in this part. Enjoy!

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A newly made walking path takes us along the coast and over the bay.



At 7 in the evening, the sun is slowly starting to set.



The forest in the background looked very inviting, but the path took us to another one.




The path leads you right through the middle of the forest, which is located on a small island (you will see it in the later images better)



Throughout the trees you can see glimpses of the fortress.


The only part that is left untouched is the last stretch of path to the fortress.


This is the way the path has always been. It's a real adventure from here on...


...because you have to climb the outer walls of the fortress.


The views from here are great. You will see this lighthouse during sunset later as well.


Big puffy white clouds rolled into the landscape, and have a great reflection on the water.


This is the island through which we hiked.


Here is a wide shot of the last stretch of the walking path.


The walls of the Fortress of St. Nikola.




A quiet moment in the woods. I love how the trees "bend" towards the sea.


We made it on top!

 
End of Part Six
To be continued...

We made our way inside, and what we saw there was amazing. But more on that in the next part...





53 comments:

  1. so many, so wonderful pictures....please continued...
    best wishes
    dieter

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    1. Thanks Dieter. I hope you will enjoy the next part as well. In it we will explore the inside of the fortress.

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  2. beautiful blues and greens!

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  3. Beautiful, perfect photos, looks like the perfect weather.

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  4. I'm amazed at the beauty of where you were. Love the waters: so blue!

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    1. I am actually also very pleased with the photos from this whole location.

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  5. they are all fantastic once again... internet is up for the moment.. glad i did not miss today. did she jump from rock to rock or turn around and go back.

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    1. We all jumped from rock to rock to get to the other side! :)

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  6. Sehr schöne Bilder, wie immer, knaller starke Farben.
    Liebe Grüße

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  7. I love the rich blue and green colors and what a beautiful place! Wonderful captures as always, Mersad! Hope you have a great new week!

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  8. Ein wundervoller Weg und für mich Abendspaziergang. Tolle Fotos lieber Mersad.

    Herzliche Abendgrüsse

    N☼va

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  9. Everything is stunning...the sky, the water, the scenery...and the pathway I think is just awesome.

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    1. The pathway is a great addition. We have been here in 2012 and you used to hop from rock to rock all the way (now you only need to do that for the last stretch).

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  10. Follow the yellow brick road to a beautiful adventure! Beautiful spot!

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  11. Beautiful light in your photos. Looks like this might have been a long walk.

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    1. It wasn't that long. Maybe 30 minutes to get from parking lot to fortress.

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  12. What a beautiful place! Looking forward to the next post!

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  13. Mersad, I am traveling for one more day and internet is very slow. It won't load your pix. I look forward to seeing them when I get back to Connecticut.

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    1. Have a safe trip back, and I hope you will enjoy them once you get home.

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  14. Mersad this is my sort of walk. The scenery is beautiful and the path is level. I look forward to the fort shots.

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  15. Beautiful shots! Perfect light, interesting place. And the red outfit is eye-catching.

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  16. Klasse !!!!!!!! ich freu mich, bitte, ich möchte alle Bilder von Sibenik sehen. Wir sind jedes Jahr da, aber in dieser Festung waren wir noch nicht. Da kommen Erinnerungen wieder . September sind wir wieder in Sibenik, hoffe es wird nicht zu heiß werden.
    Auf meinem Blog sind auch sehr viele Bilder von Dalmatien zu sehen.

    Liebe Grüße von Paula

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    1. Das freut mich aber das sie dir gefallen. Du wirst in den restlichen Teilen dieser Serie mehr über diesen Ort erfahren. Auf jeden Fall ist die Festung in der nähe von Zablace zu finden.

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  17. Hallo Mersad...sehr geniale und vor allem gelungene Aufnahmen !

    Ganz liebe Grüße
    Timur

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  18. Hi Mersad,

    What a view; it's worth the time and effort to get to the top! Thanks for playing today.

    I'm looking forward to reading your comment on my blue post. Please come back.

    Happy Blue Monday,

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  19. These are so romantic and rich with history ... and your girls are gorgeous. This is a place of beauty and your pictures capture it perfectly, Mersad.

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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    1. Thanks so much for following and for your comment.

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  20. What a gorgeous place for a stroll!!! The last image is my favourite!!!

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  21. What beautiful scenery. The blues are so vibrant!

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  22. Beautiful day...that path is so inviting...Glad I visited♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/mini-moon/

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    1. It really is. Thanks for your visit.

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  23. Truly enjoyed taking this journey through your lens. Never would have gotten the pleasure of seeing otherwise.

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  24. Thank you for taking me to place I will probably never get to see for myself!

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  25. What a lovely stroll through the woods and along the water! I love the twisty trees in the forest, and the ones that lean toward the sea. I would have had to pause to look at the plants there. The fortress looks like a formidable destination, with the last bit rough. Thanks for taking us along!

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    1. Thanks for coming along. There is a lot of vegetation here and lots to see as far as wildlife goes.

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  26. Lots of great blues mixed with some lovely green too! Thanks for sharing with us on this mini tour. Enjoy the week.

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  27. Loved this tour, Mersad... and the picture of the winding path especially. My imagination comes into play when I see a path, wondering what lies around the bend.

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    1. And it really is like that in real life. It's very inviting and dream like to be there.

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  28. wow- incredible colours!! Love the last shot especially.

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  29. Beautiful place for a hike. I like the image with the bikes in the trees.

    I would have enjoyed the hike to the top of the fortress too.

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  30. beautiful place, great photos thanks for sharing at "OBW"

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  31. Your tree images really caught my attention. Well seen.

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  32. I love the name "Sunset Forest"! Your photos are so crystal clear, Mersad. I usually take my photos on the run, holding my camera in my hands. I must learn how to slow down and use my tripod! :)

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  33. The fortress is wonderful, but I loved the views of the trees and water. Gorgeous place for a walk!

    Do try to come out west to see what we have here some time. I would LOVE to see your photography of our rock formations, etc!

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  34. Great photos. What a beautiful walk through the trees and the adventure of the fort at the end. Loved the photos of the trees.

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  35. Great shots---- Especially one of the path in the forest shots, and another showing the fortress stones in strong relief. Good stuff!!

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  36. An amazing place to explore - from nature's beauty to a part of history. Gorgeous.

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