Monday, October 14, 2013

Adventure to the River Spring [Part 2/2]

If you missed part one of our adventure to the spring of the river Sanica, then click here. We left part one on the entrance into the deep wild of the mountains, and part two will lead us through them, straight to the inevitable end of our journey.

There is something so calming, humbling and at the same time striking when you stand in a deep forest. On one side you feel like you belong with nature on the other side the fear of the unknown seeps to the surface. I kept standing in front of these trees, gazing deep into the forest, wondering what lies in the distance.

This is only a part of a two-part travel series:
Adventure to the River Spring - Part 2


 The river has now become our only source of direction, since the road comes and goes.



And then we arrived at a place, where we knew that this was the wild. The powerful river has cut the way. As I am taking this picture, I'm standing on one shore, looking to the other side. The water is not very deep, but it's an ice cold mountain river.


Of course the river is shallow in some places, and the cold is no problem, whatsoever for Boa. She is jumping happily into the river.


"Goodbye Guys, see you on the other side!" :)


Us being city kids, we were not prepared for this. In order to cross to the other side, we had to take off our shoes and socks, because we knew, that more of the road was still to come.


And then there is this view, when you cross the river. In the distance, the road begins again, but a climb over the big rocks is necessary to get to it. Again, no problem for Boa!



Having made our climb, we looked down. The river is moving fast down the mountains.


Before we arrive at the spring of the river, small waterfalls await us. These were made by men, since, parts of the spring are used as fresh water supply for the local villages.



We are now in a small valley where the waterfall is. All around us is forest. Deep, green and beautiful.


But the climb is not over. This was our final test: a long steep climb over big rocks. The road is almost non existent, since it's constantly being washed away by water. The river is on the right side of us on this image (you can't see it here). We are still following the stream.


And then we come to the destination of our journey. The spring of the river Sanica. So cold, deep blue and a wonderful sight.



Somewhere above, the mountains give us a peek of the sky, and let us know of the world that is left outside.


I'll leave you with this image of the spring. The colors are amazing. I have never seen such versions of blue before. You can drink the water. It's so cold and refreshing.


I hope that you have enjoyed both parts of this adventure. It's a trip we made a while back, and I hope to undertake it again one day. Until then I'm left with the memories of a wonderful day trip.

The End



46 comments:

  1. What an incredible and beautiful place!! How I would love to go there, but fortunately, your photos are the next best thing, Mersad!! Thank you so much for sharing! The colors of the water are amazing!!! Hope you have a great week!!

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  2. Thats a very nice place Mersad......you show us again very good pictures,
    your photo's are always nice to see....thanks.

    Greetings, Joop

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  3. love the bright greens, trees and running water! and LOVE your beautiful pup!

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  4. 1, 8, 9 and 10 are my favorite shots today. i love those dark green leaves that make a canopy so thick the light can hardly get through and my feet want to walk that path.... i am with you, there looks like there MIGHT be something out there in the woods... this is a perfect place for fairys to dance.in a fairy tale. some of our cold springs here that we can drink from, have a not so nice odor, like eggs, does this spring water have a smell

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    1. No it doesn't. It's completely fresh and odorless.

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  5. the ferris wheel at the state fair of texas is 212 feet high. :)

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    1. Thanks for getting back to me. That's quite tall!

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  6. What a great hike you had! That water is amazing with all its colorations. Bet your pup enjoyed the outing too!

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    1. She enjoyed it very much and was much better prepared for it then us! :)

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  7. I'm so glad you shared this hike with us. I enjoyed the scenery on the way and the beauty of the spring at the end of the hike. What is that tube-like thing lying next to the spring? Is it some sort of cover that they roll over the spring to help protect it from debris falling into it?

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    1. You are right. They use it to cover the spring in order to protect it.

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  8. You found a beautiful very secluded place, Mersad! And you had one great hike in this place. Every picture of this forest is beautiful and so unique. We don't have here the places like this. You made me dream!

    Magnificent pictures!!!!

    Greetings.

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  9. Amazing place, nature and shots
    Ciao
    Stefano

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  10. I'm a city girl too, originally, and images like these are so very wonderful to me! Beautiful final shot and it looks like the dog also enjoyed the journey:)

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  11. wonderful pictures of a wonderful place. also the colours are so beautiful! I love mountains, forests, and rivers, especially mountainrivers :-) !
    greetings, Hilde

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    1. It's really great. Thanks for visiting.

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  12. That was quiet an adventure and you certainly took some gorgeous shots of this remote area..I think some of those steep climbs would have been alittle intimidating for me but so glad you pushed on and got to the top....

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    1. That was our breaking point. Once we made that climb everything was easy.

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  13. Your trip reminds me that I must do another adventure up our little creek to its source in the mountains this summer, although there is no magical spring such as yours at its source. Like Linda, I wonder what that green thing is. It strikes me as being very out of place in such a natural environment.

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    1. It's a protection for the spring.

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  14. Hi Mersad...

    das sind einfach großartige Bilder und wirklich tolle Eindrücke...Danke für diese Tour !

    Grüße aus Berlin

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  15. Certainly beautiful and calming: I love both trees and running water but I'd be wearing stout walking shoes or boots for such an excursion.

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    1. We made that conclusion after the fact! :D

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  16. Wonderful colour green. Australia green has more blue in it.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Thanks Stewart for visiting.

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  17. I enjoyed this tour very much, your photographs made me 'feel' the atmosphere as well as revealing the splendid colours of nature. Thank you so much for sharing the experience with us.

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    1. Thank you for visiting and commenting.

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  18. What is that green thing in the springs?

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    1. A cover to protect the spring.

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  19. Much character in the trees in this place, what an interesting place this must be to hike and take pictures. And a beautiful pristine spring welling up from the ground... Very nice pictures!

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    1. Thanks for visiting. Glad you enjoyed.

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  20. Great shots mersad! It's been great watching you grow as a photographer over the years. Love that first shot!

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    1. That means a lot to me Josh! Thank you.

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  21. Beautiful, beautiful area. So many deep colors in the water and the woods.

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  22. What a beautiful place.

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    1. It really is. Thanks for visiting.

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  23. Absolutely beautiful forest shots! Great spots.

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