Firefighters, airplanes, and fishwater

by Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue September. 29, 2017 2668 views

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?!"

Rushing down the hill - only its shadow is ahead!

Rushing down the hill - only its shadow is ahead!

It's not the Hudson!

It's not the Hudson!

Filling up, speed up, fly up ...

Filling up, speed up, fly up ...

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Heike 2 years, 2 months ago

Coole Bilder. #2 sieht aus, als wäre das Flugzeug am Boden.

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Heike 2 years, 2 months ago

Die "springen" über den Berg und "rutschen" quasi den Hang runter. Es war spektakulär. Ich hatte die Fotos nach dem Urlaub meinem Vater, er war Pilot, gezeigt und er war total beeindruckt von der fliegerischen Leistung der Piloten.

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 2 years, 2 months ago

Like this a lot

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years, 2 months ago

Thanks!

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 2 years, 2 months ago

The sequence is awesome. Great work Sigrid.

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 2 months ago

Thanks! I was so thrilled and everthing happend incredible fast.

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
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