Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Visiting Mountain Rujiste [Part 2/3]: Road under Construction

Before you start exploring this second part in the "Visiting Mountain Rujiste" series, let me preface it by saying that I knew the road I was traveling on was not finished. I also had no intention driving all the way to Boracko Lake. But what did take me by surprise, was the fact, that the finished part of the road (from afar) seemed much much longer.

So here I was driving, car windows rolled down for Beni to smell the fresh air, and after 5 minutes this happened...

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The sky was intensely blue on this Saturday afternoon. A jeep was driving in front of me, giving me confidence that driving along the road was possible.


The air here is cold. Very cold. But I loved the freshness. In the background, the pale moon was visible.


The paved road ended after two miles. I decided to park my car at the side of the road, in order to inspect the surroundings.


The views into the valley and surrounding mountains from up here were spectacular.


The unpaved part of the road was not too bad, so I decided not to turn back, and drive further into uncharted territory.



A look at the mountain tops.


After driving for two more minutes, I came to another part of the unfinished road, where I finally decided to head back. Only a jeep could drive down the narrow and uneven path that followed (and I figured out why the jeep I saw a couple of minutes earlier hadn't returned).



Beni was eagerly waiting for me to finish up...


As I was returning to the crossroads I left from, I took a look back at the mountain road I was just traveling on. Seems innocent enough from here, right?


In the end I was back to where I started. But this time, I parked the car at the crossroads and went into the other direction by foot, deep into the woods...


End of Part Two
To be continued...


38 comments:

  1. wonderful views you are showing us (photo number 5)! love the mountains overthere and the landscapes!
    Does Beni loves driving with you? It seems so!
    greetings

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    1. He has become used to be driven, and whenever I want to leave the house without him, he will stand by the car waiting for me to open the car doors for him :)

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  2. Supersuperschöne Landschaftsbilder Mersad! Ich liebe diese Weite in den Bildern! GlG Anne

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  3. Magnificent shots, Mersad ~ and such a beautiful sky ~ and of course, your doggie steals the show!

    Happy Week to you!
    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  4. Nice views from the road. It will be a beautiful drive once it's all finished.

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  5. Wonderful views! Bani is very cute! :)

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  6. Taking the road less traveled may indeed be fraught with danger as well as beauty!
    Gorgeous sights, expertly captured.

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    1. Thanks so much. I agree that there is danger and beauty in roads not traveled.

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  7. Beautiful views and terrific captures as always!! Of course, I do love Beni and those blue, blue skies!! Hope your week is going well, Mersad!! Give Beni and pat for me!!

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  8. Lovely views and now I want to know what happened to the jeep! ;)

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  9. Beni looks so sweet waiting. here in America if we left him like that someone might steal him.. and the cute red car.. i like number 4.. it speaks to me, i like that unfinished road... the mountains tops are spectacular

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    1. Thank you Sandra. I wasn't far away from him at all. So no danger of someone stealing him :D (or my car)

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  10. Well you seem to have been lucky with the weather anyway! :)

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  11. Great views and will be a fun drive when it's all finished.

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  12. Just wow, what truly amazing scenery

    mollyxxx

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  13. Mit diesem blauen Himmel könnte die Umgebung auch noch so öde wirken...einfach toll deine Fotos und das Bild mit Beni im Auto ist einfach voll süß.

    Liebe Grüssle

    N☼va

    P.S. Hab übrigens letzt einen Bericht vom Nationalpark Plitvice gesehen. Boa, der muss auch toll sein.

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    1. Ich war auch noch nicht in Plitvice, obwohl es nicht so weit weg ist. Der ist aber toll, so viel weiss ich auch.

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  14. Times like this you wish for a jeep too. beautiful surroundings and gorgeous images of it.

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  16. It's a great day for a drive and a superb place to drive in.

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  17. Okay your road trips are more than a Sunday drive, I would call them adventures. I'm glad you brought the doggie along for company. Lovely areas. Can't wait for the next road trip.
    JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

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  18. Such spectacular scenery!

    When I was a child, my parents liked to journey down back roads and we found many a road under construction. We kids got used to it and had a little tune for singing out "Road under Construction!" We had a running joke that every vacation needed a road under construction and at least one instance of getting lost!

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  19. the scenery is magnificent and Beni is patient to wait for you.

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  20. Did NOT know dogs could drive! You're braver than I on the unpaved roads.

    ROG, ABCW

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  21. Wonderful views. I think Beni is the highlight, though. Cutie.

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  22. I love your adventurous nature and the fact that you let us tag along…It's a beautiful drive in such pristine country….I am really glad Beni gets to tag along to keep you company…..

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  23. Ah -- thanks for taking us along on your adventure. Love your sweet doggie!

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  24. What a beautiful view down to the valley. How inconsiderate of them to not have finished the road.

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  25. What a road you were traveling on. Here in the US if a road like that was under construction you probably wouldn't be allowed to drive on it. - Such amazing views though.

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  26. Really beautiful views! Cold air and bright azure sky! Gorgeous! Too bad you couldn't go further!

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  27. Wow, that sky is amazingly blue.

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