Primož Jakopin

Žirje 2013 Report


The island

May 29 and 30



 

Around Muna, May 29


 


 
17642. Breakfast - polenta with ground poppy seeds, bananas, cherries, strawberries, black grapes and cranberries
 


 


 
17643. View of the port and eastern side of the bay from the balcony of Vlado's house (see Where to stay)
 


 


 
17644. Cyclist map of Žirje, with marked bicycle trails
 


 


 
17645. Port backside, just in front of Žirje open museum
 


 

Koromašna bay


 


 
17646. View from the bottom of the bay
 


 


 
17647. Beached dinghy after engine problem
 


 


 
17771. Waiting on the shore for the car to come to pick up the dinghy and it's failed engine.
 


 

From Koromašna to Muna, 10 minutes on foot


 


 
17648. Poppies
 


 


 
17649. View of Muna from the main road to Selo; there is a shorter but steeper and slightly less paved road over the western side of the bay
 


 


 
17650. Blooms of Morning glory, Calystegia soldanella
 


 

Lunch in Muna


 


 
17652. Main course: baked potatos with ground poppy seeds, cooked chard, bean salad
 


 


 
17653. Dessert: compote of cherries and dried figs, wafers, vanilla croissant biscuits, chard water
 


 

From Muna to Mikavica in a dinghy


 


 
17654. Bow view, Kakan island in the distance
 


 


 
17655. Stern view
 


 


 
17657. 8-arm starfish, Coscinasterias tenuispina, in the Mikavica bay
 


 


 
17659. At the western side of the bay is a nice, flat pine tree grove
 


 


 
17660. View northwest from the bay
 


 


 
17661. Sky above Mikavica
 


 


 
17671. 6-arm starfish, again a Coscinasterias tenuispina
 


 

The port of Muna


 


 
17662. View of the best renovated house on the eastern shore, departing ferry Lošinjanka (female inhabitant of the island of Lošinj), manoeuvring, in the distance
 


 


 
17663. Lošinjanka already made a 180 degree turn and is about to leave the bay
 


 


 
17664. Picturesque and tell-tale (especially for those familiar with southern slavonic languages) graffiti on the façade of an old house, western shore
 


 

Around Selo / Village


 


 
17665. Cream-spot tiger moth, Epicallia villica
 


 


 
17673. Three white-specked scarab beetles, Cetonia aurata, feeding on a thistle bloom
 


 

Graveyard at the church of St. Mary near Selo


 


 
17666. Graves have a form of small houses, coffins are inserted from the front; a grave with white rose bush
 


 


 
17667. Traditional graves with white lilies
 


 


 
17668. White lilies, level view
 


 


 
17669. White lilies, view slightly from above
 


 

Evening


 


 
17670. Evening view of the Kornati archipelago from the ruin at the NW tip of the island
 


 

Muna, May 30


 


 
17675. Breakfast: buckwheat with bananas, cherries, strawberries, black grapes and cranberries
 


 


 
17676. Cars from 20 years ago at the side of the hill road to Selo look abandoned, but they are actually used and just parked there
 


 

Lok'a, Muddy Pond, below Selo


 


 
17677. View of the pond, main body of sweet water on the karst-covered island with no surface streams, in lush greenery
 


 


 
17678. Dark-blue moth with white speckles and yellow ribbon on the back, Amata kruegeri
 


 


 
17680. Lok'a and especially its banks is home to a wide variety of plants, wild vines are common.
 


 


 
17681. Island is known for very tasty green-yellow variety of plums
 


 


 
17682. View of Selo from Lok'a
 


 


 
17683. Stem and leaves of Dalmatian spurge, Euphorbia wulfenii
 


 

On the paved road from Lok'a to the top of the ridge on the west


 


 
17684. Selo from afar
 


 


 
17685. Selo, up close - St. Mary's church and graveyard at the right side
 


 

To Stupica vela and Stupica mala bays


 


 
17686. Springtime clouds over the road passing Stupica vela bay, view southeast
 


 


 
17687. Little beach at the roadside
 


 


 
17688. After ample rain large puddles remained on the road
 


 


 
17689. Uvala Draževica, view south to the mouth of Stupica vela bay
 


 


 
17690. Stupica mala bay with Kabal peninsula in the distance
 


 

Kabal peninsula


 


 
17706. Kabal is a very special hill, only 60 meters high but offers the best southern views, views, flooded with light, the best views on the island. In the picture - view west north west, to Stupica bays
 


 


 
17707. View of the Stupica mala bay from the hill top
 


 
  
17715, 17714, 17713. Unstitched circular view from the hilltop, northeast to southwest
 


 


 
17716. Hilltop, view from northwest
 


 


 
17717. Yellow blooming spurge, Euphorbia sp.
 


 


 
17722. Spurge oasis in the rock
 


 


 
17723. Maidenhair spleenwort, Asplenium trichomanes, in a rock crevice
 


 


 
17724. Spurge and morning glory in the gravel
 


 


 
17725. Precipituous rocks on the southern side of the hill, sea foam and the sea with a sailing boat
 


 


 
17727. Kabal from the southeast
 


 

Dinner in Muna


 


 
17728. Dinner: Celery and green peppers, brown and green pasta, green bean salad, water from cooked green beans, home-made salami and bread
 


 


 
17729. Sunset time, view from the northeast cape of the Muna bay
 


 


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