Tuesday, July 12, 2011
By mid-afternoon, we finally made it to Plitvice Lakes. I think the waterfalls were overrated and the nature was underrated. I mean, yeah, there were two or three big waterfalls, but the surrounding nature was amazing! The water was so clear you could see to the bottom in water at least 30 feet deep! There were tons fish, and snakes that could kill you if they bit you. I am not kidding. Also, the park was filled with caves that you could climb up into. The sad thing about the park was that it was frowned upon to swim in the water. That did not stop us, though! We jumped in this little lake right next to two caves. One of the caves you had to climb up to get to. The other cave was unique, though, in that it was a water cave. It was too dark and scary for us to swim into the cave, but when dad and I looked into it, it was swarming with bats! In a different part of the park, there was a look out right next the the top of a HUGE waterfall, and you could look down about a hundred feet to where the water hit the ground. The three of us stood under a little water fall that was right next to the big one. The pictures we have of this were taken by a tourist that was not a very good camera man.
When we were done with the lakes, we decided to find a small community in which to eat and sleep. We found a good restaurant and a mildly good Hotel. The rooms are very small, but the people are pretty nice.
I had a good day today. I really loved the park and all the beautiful lakes. All three of us say that Croatia is our favorite country yet!
Thank you for reading Rohan Geographic!