Primož Jakopin

Žirje 2013 Report


Three islands SE of Žirje: Gušteranski, Hrbošnjak and Mažirina /
A dinghy trip from Uvala Prisliga bay to the southeast and back, 6 nautical miles

June 5



 

To Uvala Prisliga


 


 
17882. Breakfast: polenta with grated apples, oranges, bananas, cherries, strawberries and cranberries
 


 


 
17883. The road above Stupica vela bay - view southeast
 


 

Otok Gušteranski / Lizard Island


 


 
17884. The island from the northwest, from the dinghy
 


 


 
17885. Caraway, Carum carvi?, blooms
 


 


 
17886. Leaves of caraway
 


 


 
17887. Dry blooms of ?
 


 


 
17888. The island has no harbour, it is best to pull the dinghy ashore in one or two places on the northern shore, where stone plates gently descend into the sea.
 


 


 
17889. Dry blooms of ?
 


 


 
17890. Close view of the abandoned Southern barracks on Žirje, below the Zvizdulje hill
 


 


 
17892. Western tip of Gušteranski with Žirje in the distance
 


 


 
17891. View to the southeastern cape of Žirje with island Mažirina
 


 


 
17893. View north from the top of the island, Žirje left and middle in the distance, Kakan island on the very left
 


 


 
17895. View northeast from the top, Žirje, Kakan and Kaprije islands in the distance
 


 


 
17896. View east with islands west of Zlarin in the distance
 


 


 
17897. View northeast from the top of the island, islands Kakan and Kaprije in the distance
 


 


 
17898. The island lives up to its name, sand lizards abound and seem to be especially well grown.
 


 


 
17899. Strata on the northeastern shore
 


 


 
17900. Eastern side of Gušteranski is not steep and not much overgrown
 


 

Island Hrbošnjak, could also be called Island of Seagulls


 


 
17901. Island from the northwest
 


 


 
17902. Three seagulls in flight
 


 


 
17903. Seagull in flight
 


 


 
17904. On the island there are large groves of Lady's mantle, Alchemilla vulgaris, the plant is usually solitary on other islands.
 


 


 
17905. Seagulls in the air, Mažirina in the distance
 


 


 
17906. View east-south-east, towards the land, seagulls in the air
 


 


 
17907. Top of the island looks like a nice meadow, but a step or two discovers grikes and thorny shrubs.
 


 


 
17908. Lighthouse on top of the island, Mažirina in the distance
 


 


 
17909. Two seagulls, horizontally
 


 


 
17910. Two seagulls, vertically
 


 


 
17911. Silvergreen grass, ?
 


 


 
17912. On the eastern shore there is a small pier and a staircase, obviously made to aid servicing of the lighthouse.
 


 


 
17914. Hrbošnjak from the southwest, and a disappearing cloud above it
 


 

Island Mažirina, the majestic of the three islands


 


 
17915. Mažirina from Hrbošnjak
 


 


 
17916. Vis island, over 40 nautical miles away, attracted a lavish cover of clouds
 


 


 
17917. The sea was changing from calm to small waves, and the way to Prisliga bay was not a short one for a dinghy. Worries mounted after two hours as the sea went from 2 to 3 - 4 on the Beaufort scale and the water from deflected waves started to sip in the dinghy.
 


 


 
17918. Twice curved strata above the eastern shore
 


 


 
17919. Eastern coast is calm but strata inclination makes landing too difficult, use of anchor is required
 


 


 
17920. Exposed strata rim above the shore
 


 


 
17921. Top of the island is relatively flat, but shrubs with dry branches overgrown by the new greenery makes any advance without heavy duty mountain shoes and long trousers very painful.
 


 


 
17922. View across the Mažirina - Žirje channel
 


 


 
17923. Žirje from the southeast
 


 


 
17925. Northeastern rim of the hilltop, dry land in clouds on the horizon
 


 


 
17926. Jagged rocks protrude from the surface on the northeastern side of the island, Žirje in the distance
 


 


 
17927. On the edge of a cliff
 


 


 
17928. Island has no visible caves but many other karst phenomena such as deep grikes and holes.
 


 


 
17929. On the border between the shrubs and barren shore to the sea, view from the northwest
 


 


 
17930. Bend in the strata inclination makes a steep cliff above the northeastern shore
 


 


 
17931. Crushed strata above the eastern shore
 


 


 
17933. Mažirina from the northwest
 


 

Back to Uvala Prisliga


 


 
17934. Clouds over Kakan and Kaprije, Gušteranski island on the right
 


 


 
17935. A large rocky plateau served as an embarking and disembarking platform.
 


 


 
17936. Road comes close to shore, a short distance from the bollard and the landing plateau
 


 

Along the road to Muna


 


 
17937. Dry grass is the messenger of the coming dry summer, the road to Stupica vela
 


 


 
17938. Salsify or goatsbeard, Tragopogon pratensis (kozja brada), full view
 


 


 
17939. Goatsbeard, dry bloom
 


 


 
17940. Elizabeta tri (Elisabeth III), a fishing boat from Zadar, at the main pier in the Muna port
 


 

Supper


 


 
17941. Main course: White beans with dry meat (pasulj sa suvim mesom) and cabbage salad, from Vlado's cuisine, empty plate is for bones
 


 


 
17942. Dessert: compote of soaked dry figs and nectarines, bread and honey, polenta plate from the breakfast
 


 


 
17944. From the balcony: Plavi val is leaving port on its evening route to Kaprije and Šibenik.
 


 


   IV - Žirje - Šibenik - Žirje   VI - A few more places to visit  




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