Primož Jakopin

Žirje 2013 Report


Žirje, Šibenik, Žirje

June 1, 2, 3 and 4



 

It was a rainy day, June 1


 


 
17765. Breakfast: cous-cous porridge with ground poppy seeds, bananas, cherries, strawberries and cranberries
 


 


 
17766. Mullein, Verbascum phlomoides blooms on the saddle between Muna and Koromašna
 


 


 
17767. Port of Muna: there were only three passengers on the evening ferry to Šibenik.
 


 


 
17768. View of the Kornati archipelago from the port, under the gray sky, opening slightly after the rain. The air made an unusual effect on the silhouettes of particularly small islands - they looked like ships from the distance, bow and stern extending from the hull.
 


 

Around the south of the island, June 2


 


 
17770. Breakfast: Quinoia porridge with ground poppy seeds, bananas, cherries, strawberries, black grapes and cranberries
 


 


 
17772. On the road from above Koromašna to Stupica vela bay
 


 


 
17773. Dark-yellow with brown speckles, Polygonia aegea
 


 

Gradina


 


 
17774. The English side of the new paneau with description of the Byzantinian fort
 


 


 
17775. Cave entrance - the 30 m shaft is just wide enough to accomodate a caver on the ladders.
 


 


 
17776. Cave entrance from a small bird's eye view, the majority of the shaft entrance is covered by concrete iron grid.
 


 

Škrovadica island


 


 
17777. The small island below the Gradina fort ruin can be reached on foot - there is no proper trail but the direction is marked by small stone pyramids in critical places (možic in Slovenian) and long trousers with good footwear are certainly recommended to allow good grip on sharp rock edges and to protect the feet in thorny shrubs (no flip-flops and swimwear). The channel between Žirje and Škrovadica is not deep, can be walked through, the sea depth is between the knees and the most private part.
 


 


 
17798. Pebble tip of Žirje, the channel and Škrovadica island in the background
 


 


 
17799. On the western side of the tip there is a small patch of sand, the only seen on the island
 


 


 
17800. View west from below the Gradina fort ruins, island Škrovada in the distance
 


 


 
17801. Bloom of Morning glory, Calystegia soldanella
 


 


 
17803. Two bumble-bees feeding on a thistle bloom, Onopordum illyricum L.
 


 


 
17804. A bumble-bee feeding on a thistle bloom, Onopordum illyricum L.
 


 

 


 
17806. Stupica mala bay with Kabal peninsula in the distance
 


 


 
17807. Niche in the rock strata
 


 


 
17808. The sea and clouds over Kaprije and islands in front of Šibeniška vrata / Šibenik channel
 


 

Back to Muna


 


 
17835. Late afternoon view of the Uvala Prisliga bay, from the southeast
 


 


 
17836. On the road to Stupica vela bay
 


 


 
17837. A nautic she-tourist on the way back from Muna to one of the two Stupica bays
 


 


 
17838. Sunset over Kornati archipelago, from the forest above the eastern cape of the Muna bay
 


 

Restocking the supplies / Trip to Šibenik, June 3


 


 
17839. Breakfast: Bulgur and quinoia porridge, bananas, cherries, strawberries, oranges and cranberries
 


 


 
17840. Crkva Gospe van grada / Church of the Holy Mother of God outside Town was built in 1740.
 


 


 
17841. Church has an altair with beautiful pillars and a very special, exquisite ceiling decoration.
 


 


 
17842. On the western side of the church is a park with a moss-covered fountain
 


 


 
17843. Yellow-bellied slider turtles, Trachemys scripta scripta, were brought to the fountain and now there is 70 of them around it.
 


 


 
17844. The fountain
 


 

Šibeniška katedrala / Šibenik Cathedral


 


 
17845. Cathedral in being renovated and, with all the scaffolding, reminds one of the church maze from the Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose
 


 


 
17846. View of the dome and the belt of side windows from below
 


 


 
17847. Church dome, close view from below
 


 


 
17848. The wall above the church entrance, view from inside
 


 


 
17849. Larger circular vitrage window in the wall above the church entrance, view from inside
 


 


 
17850. The altair
 


 

Back on Žirje


 


 
17851. Supper: chard with potatoes, carrots and onions, green salad with farmer's cheese from Šibenik open market, garlic, chard water
 


 


 
17852. Dessert: compote of soaked dry figs and apples, strawberries, nut cake from Šibenik pastry shop, bread, honey from Šibenik open market
 


 

St. Nicholas Church in Mikavica Bay


 


 
17853. Interior of the church
 


 


 
17854. A page from notebook with visitor impressions
 


 


 
17855. Church from the outside, from the west
 


 

From Mikavica along the northern shore


 


 
17856. Not far from the bottom of the bay there is an abandoned military underground shelter - view from inside out
 


 


 
17858. Underground shelter - view from the shore
 


 


 
17859. Fossil shell remnants in the stone plate
 


 


 
17860. Early evening sky, half an hour before sunset, view north-north-west
 


 


 
17862. Fisher on duty, slowly proceeding not far from the shore
 


 


 
17863. The sea with the fisher and the sunset sky
 


 

South of the island again, June 4


 


 
17865. Breakfast: cous-cous porridge with grated apples, nectarines, bananas, cherries, strawberries, black grapes and cranberries
 


 


 
17867. An Alfa Romeo, reserved for future use, on the plot of land near the Koromašna crossroads
 


 


 
17869. Such stone huts were once used for shelter by the shepherds
 


 


 
17868. Stone hut - interior view to the ceiling
 


 


 
17870. Pebble cape below Gradina with Škrovadica island
 


 


 
17873. Moth, Zygaena ephialtes, feeding on a thistle bloom, side view
 


 


 
17874. Moth, Zygaena ephialtes, on a thistle bloom, with a scarab, top view
 


 

Supper in Muna


 


 
17877. Main course: potatos, onions and celery, homemade salami, green salad
 


 


 
17878. Dessert: compote of soaked dry figs and nectarines, porridge with ground poppy seeds, maize bread, honey
 


 

To Northwestern Cape


 


 
17879. Just before Mikavica there is a sign Kraj asfalta / End of paved road.
 


 


 
17880. Late afternoon view of Žirje from the road just below the Vela glava fortification
 


 


 
17881. Sunset view of the Kornati archipelago from below the ruin on NW cape
 


 


   III - Southern coast   V - Three islands SE of Žirje: Gušteranski, Hrbošnjak and Mažirina  




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