All posts tagged: National Park

Soğuksu Millî Parkı

The winding road from the spa town of Kizilcahamam leads to Soğuksu Millî Parkı, literally translated as Cold Water National Park, a remnant patch of old pine forest that covers the steep hills. The protection may have been to safeguard the precious water, but the forest also holds petrified trees as […]

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Lovćen Mountain

Lovćen is a mountain within the heart of Montenegro’s coastal range, rising abruptly from the dark maquis and olive-clad hills between the coastal towns of Kotor and Budva to descend more gently inland to the old capital of Cetinje. The mountain is the most accessible of them […]

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Lake Skadar Sunrise

Lake Skadar Sunrise

Sunrise this morning, the last day of March was altogether a different affair to the pagan dystopia of that dragon dawn just a few days ago.  The sun was for a moment a perfect star as it broke the cloud and lit the lake and mountains […]

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Biogradska Gora

The tarmac path from the car park up to the small lake within Biogradska National Park is only a couple of kilometres but Spring had not started to dent the knee deep snow. The lake is 1,094m above sea level so the sign told me and […]

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Pygmy Cormorant

Pygmy Cormorant

The morning was crisp and clear and this unruffled pygmy cormorant hung out to dry just over the road.  Pygmy and great cormorants, the latter far less confiding here, do not have any oils in their feathers to keep the water out like ducks, grebes and […]

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Lake Skadar

Virpazar is a small town just off the main highway that runs from the inland capital Podgorica to Bar on the Adriatic coast. The small turning runs across the single track railway towards the Voli supermarket and Hotel Pelikan. The road runs past, soon-to-be busy cafes and […]

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