Yesterday I photoblogged about the stunning beauty of Krka National Park. Today I will present some photos about the importance to have so much water. We booked a boat excursion from Skradinski buk to Visovac Island and through the Među gredama canyon toward Roški slap. It’s a 4 hour tour and worth every minute. The stop on Visovace Island includes a visit in the church and museum. I’m always very fast in museum, because I’m a museum professional (archaeologist, educational concepts for museums and specialized in exhibition design for bodily and mental impaired people). During our visit on the little Island I heard a plane and was curious about it. So I was already half way back to the boat, when I saw one plane after another plane coming down at a breakneck pace like hawks down the hills and through the narrow Krka valley. It was a spectacular sight of Canadairs filling up their bellies with water (and fish!). I was extremely impressed by the pilots, which are sometimes described as aerial heroes of Croatia!
By the way, I have no experience with panning at all and it will not be better soon, but I tried my very best!
Croatia's coast often suffers forest fires during the summer and this pilots often the last hope to extinguish this extremely dangerous and in short time widespread fires. When we drove back to Zadar, some areas were filled with smoke and ashes. I'm sure lots of grilled fish were in the burned forest. Maybe one day in the far future a archeologist will find fish bones in the forest and ask: "Did it rain fish in those old days?!"