We’ve arrived at our rafting center. We picked the Divlja Rijeka rafting company and they were awesome! Our first look at the Tara River is captivating. The crystal clear waters are mesmerising and you can literally drink straight from it. Then it’s a 40 minute drive to the start of our rafting adventure at Brštanovica.Continue reading “Rafting the Tara”
We’re heading through some of the most spectacular scenery today as we head to our next thrill seeking appointment. We have to cross the Montenegrin border into Bosnia to get to the start of our of next adventure – rafting on the Tara River. So we have about an hour drive through the beautiful mountainsContinue reading “Stunning scenery”
Placid turquoise water surrounded by dense forest, the Black Lake close to Žabljak is a stunning place to visit. Nestled in Durmitor National Park, the lake is the ideal taste of the park if you don’t have time to explore it more thoroughly. Black Lake (Crno Jezero) is the largest of Durmitor National Park’s glacial lakesContinue reading “Black Lake”
After the vertiginous views from the monastery we’re heading to the lovely little mountain town of Žabljak. Zabljak is the highest urban settlement in the Balkans, located at the altitude of 1456m in the middle of Durmitor National Park. Žabljak is surrounded by 22 mountain peaks over 2200 meters, 18 mountain lakes and the TaraContinue reading “Žabljak”
The first stop off on our Montenegrin road trip is to the incredible Ostrog Monastery and this entails a lot of hairpin roads….as usual! The monastery is split into an upper and lower site, and is a Serbian Orthodox Church. Its most famous sight is the upper monastery situated against an almost vertical background high upContinue reading “Ostrog Monastery”
Next up on our 2023 hitlist is the Balkan nation of Montenegro. We’ve been meaning to visit here ever since we came back from Croatia way back in 2014! It’s a temperature shock going from rainy Manchester at 14 degrees to the middle of a heatwave . . . roasting between 38 and 42 everyContinue reading “Magical Montenegro”
Me and my gardening buddy headed to the NEC for the horticultural wonderland that is Gardener’s World Live! Here’s the Kings Meadow – a delicious tide of every shade of cornflower and other wildflowers. Me giving peonies the stink eye – I adore them but they utterly refuse to grow in my garden! So itContinue reading “Gardens galore”
A final few bits from our Athens trip way aback in May! Featuring random ruins and a warm lake.