Friday, January 16, 2015

A Walk along the Winter Beach

As January is heading towards the mid-point, it's time to wrap up the travel series to Split. Split is a coastal city, but not very well known for swimming beaches. The old town center, even though located right on the promenade (which you saw in part four) is essentially a harbor, which means people have to drive to the outskirts of Split in order to go for a swim.

Our hotel was luckily outside of the city center of Split, which meant we had an opportunity to visit and enjoy the surrounding beaches. And it's with those images that I want to close out this little trip we made.

Our Travel to Split is made up of multiple parts. Other parts include:
Part One: Celebrating New Year's Eve in Split
Part Two: The Klis Fortress (Game of Thrones Location Photos 1)
Part Three: Diocletian Palace (Game of Thrones Location Photos 2)
Part Four: Visiting the Seaside Promenade
Part Five: Our Stay at the Radisson Blu Resort
Part Six: A Walk along the Winter Beach

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Start of the Day

It was around 10 o'clock when we left the hotel to take a walk. We had just finished up with breakfast, and needed some relaxation time. The weather outside was great, since the winds that had plagued us the day before were coming to a stand still. A narrow path leads you from the hotel to the beach. Through the lens of my camera it felt like summer, but the cold proved us otherwise.



Some early-birds were strolling along the walking lane along the beach, including bicyclists, and parents with baby strollers.


If it weren't for the empty beach, this next shot could fool someone into thinking that we visited here in summer.

Lonely Views

On the other hand, I really enjoyed having the vast beaches to myself. It allowed me to take some nice landscapes of this place, that would otherwise be impossible. I can only imagine the crowds of people that storm this beach in summer. But with the sunshine and blue sky, the place seemed like a deserted summer place. Through the pines we spotted a little pier with a bridge, and decided to head out there next.



The front end of the pier, looking out onto the Adriatic Sea.


Some dogs were enjoying the empty beach.



In a World of Blue

The water was very inviting, even though extremely cold. Looking at the images I just want to take a swim, but as the day progressed, so did the winds. By the time we came to the end of the walking lane along the beach, the cold rushed back, which ultimately lead to us returning to the hotel and enjoying the spa inside of it. But we didn't leave before I made some final shots from the beach.




A closed-for-the-season, beach bar, was on the other end of the shore.




As we departed from the shoreline, I took one last glimpse back and made this next photo. Maybe we'll return to this place once summer comes back.

I hope you enjoyed the images from our trip to Split.

Do you ever visit the beach in winter?

I hope to start with the promised USA travel series with the next post on Sunday.


51 comments:

  1. HI Mersad I think you might be frustrated in the summer with all the crowds around. I know I would be. This is a beautiful place with wonderful beaches, very blue skies and sea.

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  2. I love lonely beaches and beach scenes. Yours are exceptional and very inviting, even with the chill factor.
    Wonderful series, Mersad!

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    1. Thanks Laura. Yes the chill factor is definitely there in some of the shots.

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  3. I can feel the summer now Mersad ;-), eventhough it is still so far away.

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  4. Thanks Mersad, this looks great. I am sitting here watching a blizzard so a perfect contrast.

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    1. Then I hope these will help a bit! :)

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  5. What lovely blue water! I will be soon walking on the beaches of Maui. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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    1. Lucky you. Have a safe trip!

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  6. It looks like you guys had a fun time on the beach. If you weren't so bundled up I'd of sworn it was summer.

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  7. So much beauty and so inviting.

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  8. Yes....I would be fooled into thinking you were there in summer. I live on the beach but it is very wintery here! Here, frozen waves are at the shore line and snow is on the rocks.

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  9. woww the place looks amazing anf your picture are so dreamy :D loved them all :D

    http://shutterbug-rajlakshmi.blogspot.com.au/

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  10. Wunderschöne Küsten, knaller Farben schon wieder und irgendwie ist so täuschend alles: Sonnenschein und Winterjacken. :-) Sehr schöne Fotos. Liebe Grüße

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  11. This place looks amazing and beautiful, even with the cold weather.

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  12. my favorite photo today is the second one down with all the sunshine and trees.. the beaches are spectacular and i would love to sit under the umbrella but only in the summer time. we used to go to the beach in winter, but have not for several years now..

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  13. You are right Mersad, if you didn't know you would think it was summer. I must admit walking on the beach in winter is one of my favourite things, especially when the sky is blue as it often is. Excellent series of post on your trip to Split!

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    1. Thank you. Glad you enjoyed the series. I love beaches in winter. There is a certain amount of melancholy there.

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  14. Gorgeous! Yes, the beach is beautiful in winter. And, yes, we visit beaches in the winter. It is wonderful when the visit is accompanied by a beautiful, sunny day. As always, your posts are such a treat. Thank you.

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  15. pretty, even if cold. :) nice path to follow!

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  16. If it weren't for you guys and other people in coats looking chilled, it could be a summer scene. I love empty beaches, though! :)

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  17. Such a beautiful series of photos of your visit to Split, Mersad! Superb as always!!! And such a gorgeous, sunny day, but I can feel the chill!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Enjoy!!

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  18. You are quite right ... if you weren't wearing winter clothing, I would have thought a beautful warm day at the beach ... and, of course, no crowds of people is a give away too. This has been a wonderful series and ending with the azure blues of the sky and water is perfect. I look forward to your take on the US ... should be amazing:)

    andrea @ From The Sol

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    1. Thank you Andrea. I hope to be able to finish up the images from the USA to get that post up on Sunday.

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  19. Wonderful photos! The different shades of blue are beautiful!

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  20. Love the blue in the water--- and the snow capped peaks. Good stuff, Mersad!

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  21. The Adriatic views are spectacular- I can only imagine myself standing there and seeing this view. Maybe I will have to bucket list this one too! Brilliant blue..just lovely. You two look like you enjoyed your visit!

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  22. That image with the dock, the beautiful blue sea and the silhouette of the mountains in the distance is probably one of the prettiest images I have ever seen.

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  23. Oh yes....the beaches here in Winter are great. Chilly sometimes but frequently deserted which makes it all the more enjoyable for me.

    Beautiful scenery!!

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  24. Gorgeous scenes. The water and the sky are both the richest of blue.

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  25. I just love how blue the water is here.

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  26. Such beautiful shots! The water is so blue - just heavenly!
    I like the beach in winter - no crowds. :)

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  27. Mersad, I have really enjoyed this series on Split. The area is absolutely beautiful and I can certainly see why you would want to return and spend some time there in the summer. I would love to visit there sometime...

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  28. Mersad, I am feeling cold just looking at this series of photographs. Do I visit the beach in the winter? Heehee. I am two miles from two of the best beaches in the USA and I can visit whenever I want. AND, winters here are warm, so a beach visit in the winter is like a summer visit in colder places.

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    1. I always love looking at your beach photos, weather they are taken in winter or summer.

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  29. This looks like a such a tropical setting until you see that everyone is bundled up against the cold... I imagine this is a very popular summer destination.

    This has been a wonderful series of posts, great pictures and wonderful commentary to go with!

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    1. Thanks so much Paul. I had a lot of fun crafting the series, so I'm really glad that it was well received.

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  30. Kein Wunder dass sich die Menschen da wohlfühlen und Urlaub machen wollen Ein wundervolles Fleckchen Erde.

    Wünsche dir ein schönes Wochenende und sende liebe Grüsse

    N☼va

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  31. Hello Mersad, beautiful images of the beach... The water is a gorgeous color.. I love the beach in the winter, it is so peaceful.. Thank you for sharing your trip! Happy weekend!

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  32. Excellent photography of a very beautiful place and such a handsome couple!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  33. Hi Mersad - What a beautiful place to visit! One would never know it's not summer by looking - except the warm clothing on the people!!

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  34. Awesome photos of a beautiful place..The water is so blue! I agree with Carol..Handsome happy couple :-)

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  35. I enjoyed your photos. They make me want to be there or at least head over to a beach, which fortunately is less than an hour away. Our weather is similar to yours, without strong winds. Maybe in my younger years, I would brave the c-c-c-old waters.

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  36. Deserted beaches have such a wonderful atmosphere. Love them. The intense blue of the sky and water in your photos is stunning.

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  37. The color of the water is exceptionnal. Thanks for the discovery... And nice reflections on the sunglasses !

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  38. Great series but I have never been to the beach in winter well except for my one cruise to Mexico.

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  39. wunderful series. It don´t look so cold but I think it is. At all means it looks like where I like to spend my holiday.

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  40. I always love the beach only when it isn't hot and crowded. My husband and I used to love to walk on the beach at sunset in the off-season when we lived in Florida. Beautiful photos, Mersad!

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  41. Чудові кольори! Надихають)))

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

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