#lovecroatia

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by DiscoVolante, May 31, 2017.

  1. Ernbo6

    Ernbo6 Iron Butt Association No 48951 Supporter

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  2. bout2ride

    bout2ride Been here awhile Supporter

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    I don't do facebook but if is still in Croatia she needs to contact "Dooby", he is on advrider......he is in Zagreb but can help
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  3. DiscoVolante

    DiscoVolante Adventurer

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    Already seen that in croatian group, hope the driver will be ok.

    I think that help is already organized.
  4. DiscoVolante

    DiscoVolante Adventurer

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    Long time no see...

    Ducati is great choice for everyday commuting.

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    And curvy roads...

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    Also, island Hvar is always good idea.

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    Totally uncomfortable with passenger, but...

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    Fast weekend to Baćina lakes...

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    And there is a time for changing Mitas... It's still great when tire is hot, driving it from edge to edge, but I don't want a risk on slippery roads with cold tire...

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  5. DiscoVolante

    DiscoVolante Adventurer

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    Ducati is parked, but only few pics from beautiful place in Bosnia amd Herzegovina which i visited...

    Rama Lake!


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    Road to nowhere..

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  6. DiscoVolante

    DiscoVolante Adventurer

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    Few sunny days...

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    Slick!
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  7. engineman

    engineman Been here awhile Supporter

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    Time for some new tires! Great pictures, thank you
  8. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    Hope you get a new rear tire soon so you can continue showing us around.

    Never visited there but have family there in, I believe, Karlovac (sp?)
  9. DiscoVolante

    DiscoVolante Adventurer

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    So, new Mitas Sport Force + is here, and one photo from Christmas ride!

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    Wish you merry Christmas and happy New Year!
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  10. DiscoVolante

    DiscoVolante Adventurer

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    Few photos from weekend ride...

    Over Cetina River

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  11. disco fred

    disco fred Adventurer

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    I plan to visit Croatia in August for my honeymoon. We plan to stay in Dubrovnik. Is it easy to rent a bike? I cant find much info online.
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  12. Essbee

    Essbee Been here awhile

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    You live in a stunningly beautiful country, and I love the way you are enjoying and appreciating it!! Thanks for sharing all these awesome pics! Love it.
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  13. DiscoVolante

    DiscoVolante Adventurer

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    Unfortunately, don't know for Dubrovnik, sorry...

    Some companies in Split renting motorcycles, there is great choice for scooters, but motorcycles...

    Stay safe during quarantine time and prepare plan for a trip :)
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  14. DiscoVolante

    DiscoVolante Adventurer

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    So, today's joyride. Empty roads, sunny day, so let's go to dalmatian Hinterland.

    First destination is source of Cetina River, with aproximately 115 m depth.

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    Church St. Spas from 9th Century

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    Town Vrlika, with Prozor fortress on the top

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  15. DiscoVolante

    DiscoVolante Adventurer

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    Prozor fortress

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    The view
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    Well....
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    Ivan Meštrović mausoleum in Otavice

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  16. DiscoVolante

    DiscoVolante Adventurer

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    Vrlika-Drniš, Route 66, but croatian :)

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    Across Svilaja Mountain
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    Han Bridge from 1856. , in old time only pass between Split and Livno across Cetina River
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    On the road
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    About 300 kilometers of joy :)
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  17. DiscoVolante

    DiscoVolante Adventurer

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    So, weekend getaway!

    I'm driving to Imotski across Zadvarje and Studenci, empty road with good asphalt, lot of curves, fast passes... Isle of Man TT in Dalmatia Inland.

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    First stop is Gubavica waterfall Canyon.

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    Beuty of Vrljika River

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  18. DiscoVolante

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    Accumulation lake Ričice, known as the Green Lake.

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    Red Lake

    According to the legend, written down by Fra Silvestar Kutleša, Imotski was a home of a greedy rich man Gavan and his wife who had an infant son. They had two castles, the western one and the eastern one.

    One day, while Gavan was counting money in the western castle, Jesus, disguised as a beggar, came down to Earth to test Gavan and Gavanovica. He asked her, in the name of God, for some bread and cabbage. She rebelled to the God's name but reluctantly agreed to feed the beggar. She told her servant to put the bread on her shoe, because she found it humiliating to give the bread to a beggar with her hands, and to cut some cabbage leaves that dogs urinated on but the servant didn't do so because he was religious and feared God. Jesus in disguise told the servant: "Tonight something shall happen, do not be afraid! Lightnings shall strike, earth shall quake, and lakes shall appear. None of that shall harm you." Jesus went on to test Gavan's 77 shepherds and 77 serfs. Only two of them all had merciful hearts.

    He asked one of them in the name of God for some roasted lamb. The serf said he had only three lambs and nothing to feed his children with, but agreed to give some roasted lamb to the beggar. When he said he would go and get the lamb, Jesus stopped him saying: "Do not go! If your heart is like your tongue, the lamb shall come by itself!" And so it was, the lamb came out of the pen by itself and was slaughtered by the serf's wife. Before eating, Jesus told them not to throw away a single bone, and after eating he told them to put all the bones on one pile. The lamb then came back to life and went back to the pen.

    He asked another one for a handful of wool in the name of God, and the serf said he and his wife had nothing to wear but still agreed to give the beggar not only a handful of wool but a whole fleece. Jesus took the fleece, crossed it and disappeared leaving behind himself an entire stack of wool.

    That night Gavan stayed overnight in the western castle because he had so much money there that he couldn't count it in one day. Outside of the castle, dark clouds covered up the sky and coming down to the earth. It thundered and lightened above Zavelim and Biokovo. Thunders were shaking the walls of the western castle, God was giving Gavan the last chance to repent. Gavan didn't lift his eyes from the money — he believed in money, not God. Three earthquakes followed and earth opened up swallowing the west castle. In the place of the castle Red Lake appeared; it was round because the castle walls were round.

    In the east castle, Gavanovica was frightened by the wind, thunder, lightning and quaking. She was screaming her servants' names but no one responded as they valued their lives more than hers and went to save themselves. While she was screaming and crying, God told that good servant: "Take that bag that is hanging off the beam, inside of it you shall find all your payment. And run away now, all of this shall go into an abyss! Into downfall! This is a cursed house and a cursed place!"

    The servant took Gavan and Gavanovica's infant son because he was fond of him, and ran to save himself. The east castle was swallowed by earth and that's where Blue Lake was created. While he was running, the ground underneath his feet was collapsing. That's why Blue Lake is oval, not round like the Red one. When the servant arrived at Proložac, he heard a voice from the clouds telling him to throw the child. The servant obeyed God's words and threw him. Earth opened up once again and swallowed the child. Water rose from the place that the child was throwed at — today it is called the Utopišće Spring. The servant couldn't continue running because he was heartbroken by the act he committed but drew strength when God encouraged him: "Run further, don't mourn the child! The evil bloodline shall not have offspring!!!"

    The houses of all serfs and shepherds, except for the houses of those merciful serfs, had been swallowed by earth too, but were not sunken because God found them lesser guilty. All places where Gavan had haystacks, stables and pens were sunken, resulting in two lakes in Proložac, two ponds in Donji Vinjani and three lakes in Prološko Blato. Only the chickens had survived. The henhouse has in the meantime turned into rock and got covered by moss, blackberry and ivy.

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  19. DiscoVolante

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    Blue Lake

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    Stadium Gospin Dolac and fortress Topana
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    House from TV-Series Prosjaci i Sinovi, very popular in Croatia in '70s.

    Storyline is about Matan, professional beggar, smuggler, and trickster, his childhood and adult adventures with his family.

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    Gradska Kavana, favourite place of famous croatian Poet Tin Ujević
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    Galipovac and Prološko Blato Lake

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  20. OierXT

    OierXT Freedom-searcher...

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    Great thread and beutiful pictures, thank you very much! I've been to Croatia 3 times in my life, and always looking forward to visit again... love it!
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