Učka Nature Park

19 July 2018 The minor road starts just before the Učka road tunnel and runs up in a series of hairpins through wooded hills with views of limestone crags  At the top, there are numerous marked paths that lead off into woodlands and a restaurant with a blue haze view to the south of RijekaContinue reading “Učka Nature Park”


Mid July 2018 The Kamenjak  peninsula to the south of Pula is renowned for its orchid diversity in spring with 22 species recorded and a wide range of other plants characteristic of the coastal makija or maquis of low scrub and grasslands.  In high summer, the flowers and grasses have withered under the unceasing Adriatic sun andContinue reading “Istria”

Komaji, near Čilipi, Croatia

On the way back to Montenegro from the airport at Čilipi on the 13th April, I stopped below the village of Komaji where what looks like part of an old railway track runs along the hillside. I think this was built between Dubrovnik and Herceg Novi in the early 20th Century when all belonged to Croatia andContinue reading “Komaji, near Čilipi, Croatia”