17605. Breakfast - muesli, corn flakes, hot milk, hot water, banana, cherries, cranberries
17606. Lunch: peppermint-and-egg soup with bread, tomato salad, carrot salad and garlic
17607. View of Šibenik from the sea with a tugboat on the west side
17609. In the Strait of Šibenik, view south
17610. Northwestern cape of the strait with a beacon
17611. An opening in the eastern cliff, built as a naval shelter
17612. Old fort at the the southeastern cape of the strait
17613. Inland-bound sailing boat, passing west of the fort
17614. View of the island with dense sky over it, from the west
17615. Port of Zlarin from the sea, at a distance
17616. Port of Zlarin
17617. Wind and cold required proper clothing, though the sun peeked through the clouds.
17619. After Kaprije only one passenger car and one sand-and-concrete loaded truck remained on the ferry.
17620. Most sailing ships encountered were chartered and the owners usually preferred motoring over sailing.
17621. Village of Kaprije, an the bottom of the bay
17623. Kaprije and it's harbour, view from the sea
17624. Empty ferry, landing platform just started to be lowered.
17625. Plavi val passenger boat entering the port of Kaprije
17626. Sailing boat and a seagull, Kakan island in the background
17627. Cloud stripes over Žirje
17628. Žirje, coast north of Muna, view from the east
17629. Muna, now main settlement on Žirje, view from the sea
17631. After lunch, at one of the cannon pedestals of the Vela glava artillery battery (6 guns) position. It housed 90-mm guns (in action on Žirje, 1991), installed for shelling hostile ships in case of war. Northern battery was removed as obsolete before 1991, while the southern one on Zvizdulje hill remained, surrendered to Croatian forces, together with a good supply of ammunition, and was used to great advantage in the Battle of Šibenik (September 16. - 22., 1991).
17632. View of Kornati archipelago
17633. Grass on the plateau, island Sedlo in the distance
17634. Tourist map of the island, designed by Lana Čala, about 2 m by 1 m, mounted in the port
17635. Cars parked in the port, with the passenger boat Plavi val in the background. Islanders mostly use unregistered cars without car plates, cars that only leave the island when they are beyond repair. The practice is against the law but unofficial ŽOS (Žirajska obavještajna služba / Žirje Intelligence Agency) is on alert against possible police raid. Policeman on a motorcycle usually calls several times during high season. He is disembarked in Mikavica bay (in Muna he would be noticed from afar) but before he would reach Selo or Muna to fine the offenders, ŽOS, using mobile phones, clears islander cars off roads.
17636. 10-arm starfish, Coscinasterias tenuispina, on a submerged stair in the port
17637. A grove of daisies
17638. The slopes above the coast are lined with stone fences which were used to protect the precious soil of the once abundant olive groves and vineyards from erosion.
17639. Sunset view of the capes west of Muna
17640. Old trails among the stone fences are now largely overgrown and difficult to negotiate through
17641. A bush with small red pellets
II - The island