Monday, November 3, 2014

Visiting Mountain Rujiste [Part 1/3]: The Drive Up

It's often said, that travel is not about the destination, it's about the journey. Well, in the case of my latest outing, those words never rung more true. But more on that later. Let me start at the beginning. The road trip to the mountain Rujiste, started out on a Saturday afternoon.

I wanted to drive out before dark, but also not too early, so that I could take some decent photos. The mountain is a 30 minute drive away from Mostar. When you arrive at the top, you will find ski lifts and a nice restaurant, which I visited previously.

This is a multi-part series. Other parts are:

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The road up the mountain Rujiste is very isolated. Not much to be seen on either side of the street.



The fall colors of the surrounding woods greet me, as the road winds up.


After a short car drive, I reach the mountain top, and park my car on the side of the road, to get this next shot.


Beni is also out of the car, enjoying the fresh mountain air.


On this side of the mountain, the sun was already setting.


Luckely my journey through Rujiste mountain, would take me to the sunny side.


Beni waiting patiently in the car for me.


Even though it was a sunny day, the air here was very cold. I was still on the main road, waiting for my turn...


...that would lead me down a narrow path, down into the valley.


These roads are traveled by woodcutters. The latest fruit of their labor, was to be found next to the road.


A look up, towards the sunny hills.



I was at the crossroads, and on this day, I would actually choose both ways. 

Left: the way to the Boracko Lake, on the newly (but not finished) road. Right: the narrow path to the village Zijemlja, alongside the dark woods, where I later took a hike.


I chose the road to Boracko Lake first and wanted to try out my luck. Unfortunately for me, no such thing was to be found that day. But more on that in the second part...

End of Part One
To be continued...

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38 comments:

  1. A beautiful series and, no doubt, a great day for Beni.

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  2. Hi Mersad,

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    http://smilingsally.blogspot.com

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    1. You can find the link under the "Where I'm linking to" Button. Thank you for visiting.

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  3. the road shots are amazing views to me, we live in flat flat land here, no views except over the water. amazing beauty to drive through. love the rock and Beni pic...

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  4. Lovely series, thanks fr sharing your journey♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/yellow-spot-of-sundown/

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  5. A long, peaceful, beautiful drive with your little friend. You are blessed with the freedom to do this and with the choice of places to go. This looks like a wonderful choice and I look forward to the rest of the series.

    Andrea @ FromThe Sol

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  6. I love high mountain limestone views. You must have some superb caves there.
    Nice to see a dog looking so clean and happy.

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  7. What Adrian said...me too!

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  8. Another beautiful countryside and superb captures as always, Mersad! And, of course, I always love to see Beni!! I'm sure he loves these trips, too!! Looking forward to the next installment and more of your great pics! Thanks for sharing!! Have a great new week!

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  9. Beautiful countryside series! The dog is so cute! :-)

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  10. It's really pretty there - and your photos depict it so beautifully!

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  11. So beautiful there. Seemed a shame to see all the tree cutting. But you had a great little companion with you for your journey. :)

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  12. Gorgeous images, Mersad.
    Wonderful series.

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  13. Thank you for taking us on tour with you! Beautiful landscapes and greenery - it reminds me on the hills close to Los Angeles where I lived before.

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  14. beautiful mountain images Mersad. I like how some of the trees on the side of the mountain have a purple tint to them.

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  15. Wonderful! I don't know how you find the time to practice law.

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    1. I mostly go on shoot outs over the weekend :)

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  16. Bei mir war es immer zuerst ein Bestimmungsort /Ziel das ich festgelegt habe, zumindest im groben wenn ich weitere Ziele im Auge hatte^^

    Schaut sehr interessant aus und ich finde diese Stimmung einfach nur herrlich.

    Herzliche Grüsse

    N☼va

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    1. Dann hoffe ich das Dir Teil 2 auch gefallen wird.

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  17. This looks like a beautiful area to sightsee, Mersad. I love mountain roads, Beni looked like he enjoyed the ride!

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  18. Thank you for taking us along to see this lovely scenes and fall colours. Your dog is a great companion for you.

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  19. Thank you for sharing your geometric landscape with Geometric Friday. Great perspective and angles.

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  20. Lovely views, Mersad! Looks like a pretty road trip! And Beni is a cutie too. Have a happy Tuesday!

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  21. I hate to see the trees cut down but I do realise that it is important to create space in the woodlands. Beni looks happy to be out there with you.

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  22. What a beautiful drive on such a gorgeous day….Beni, I am sure, was delighted to be included in your adventure. Looking forward to the next in the series….

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    1. He was very game that day, and would later on enjoy a walk in the woods (Part 3)

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  23. Beautiful nature shots and love your fluffy pup as well; seeing those mountains with the distant logging roads reminded me of the days I used to explore the mountains just my pup and I. =0)

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    1. Thank you for visiting. So glad you enjoyed the images.

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  24. I like how you capture the surrounding nature, waiting 2nd and 3rd I'll say "great work"
    Ciao
    Ste

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  25. Beni is very smart to get out and enjoy the fresh mountain air...and the scenery!

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  26. such beautiful mountains Mersad! would like to hike there, the views are looking wonderful and you gave us a splendid impression of their beauty!
    greetings, Hilde

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  27. i enjoyed my ride with you and beni!! beni should be in a car commercial!

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  28. Awwww...love Beni.. He is so cute... Wow on the color of the sky and the beautiful scenery. You do amazing work Mersad..thank you for sharing it with Nature Notes...Michelle

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  29. Beautiful scenes. Thanks for your visits and comment on my blog. I drop appreciate them.

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  30. what a beautiful country you have; very nice photo series. Greetings from afar,
    Jorge

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  31. Lovely countryside! And sweet Beni at your side. Couldn't be a better kind of day!

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