The spring is finally here!
The weather was gorgeous and with unusually high temperatures in mid 20s, it was impossible to stay at home. So, I took two friends and left for the hills.
First stop: ruins of Assseria near Benkovac.
I wrote about this site a while back at Asseria and I visit often to see if any serious excavations are been done. Unfortunately, the archaeologists have better things to do than to excavate one of the most important and most impressive Roman cities in Croatia…
But life is everywhere in this dead city!
We saw a beautiful rabbit running up the hill! Gorgeous to look at in the wild!
Then we saw several tortoises (kornjača in Croatian)…
These animals are protected and endangered so don’t take them away.
One last look at the walls of Asseria before heading north.
Our next stop was Karin Donji famous for it’s monastery but also for the wonderful short river of Karišnica!
The colors of spring are just amazing and it was so hot that we decided to walk in the river – shallow parts, of course!
And we also saw some unexpected sea creatures in river water!
Did I say that it was gorgeous today? More summer like than spring and we surely hope it lasts as early April is usually rainy and cool…
And, as the sunset was slowly creeping on us, the colors of the river went even more unusual!
Just had to share this wonderful day…