Didn’t know much about Plitvice National Park except that it was in Croatia and that it had lakes. 

Knew to wear comfy shoes, take water and wear ”that hat’. 

Our touring party arrived in Plitvice at lunchtime as 3 of us were crowded around an iPad watching the Magpies vs Freo in Zadar, not keen to leave. We are a sad lot but this trio hadn’t watched footy together since the grand final in 2010 (and we all know how that finished up🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗) At halftime with the pies in front we farewelled Zadar and pointed the Ford Focus north. Ms X had the job of  updating the car with live footy scores for the 2nd  half. 

Upon arrival it was wall to wall people plus they even were hosting a marathon in the park. It was all happening. That didn’t deter the touring party as they set off on their adventure.  

There were:

Lotsa steps

Lotsa people who didnt understand single file or queuing. 

Lotsa people who made interesting wardrobe choices for hiking in a national park!  ‘I mean really? what were you thinking?’ were our quiet mutterings. 

Lotsa selfie sticks obstructing traffic and nearly taking some eyes out of nearby victims

But it was all so worth it because of the magnificent scenery, beautiful waterfalls, fish filled lakes and the pure beauty of the place.

The park is so big that you need to take road-trains and boats to get you to different starting points. There are 2 sections, the upper and lower lakes which these marines conquered in the whole day in 5.5 hours. 

Back to Millennium House B&B  for a ‘chip and a dip’ with some other park warriors, the Stevos. 

Dinner was had at a nearby Croatian-pizza restaurant where travel stories were shared and laughs were had.

Oh, by the way, the Magpies won👍