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Paddle, Environs Dubrovnik, Croatia
September, 2007
Photos: Robyn Khorshid
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Setting off from a small cove beneath the walls of the ancient city of Dubrovnik for a half day paddle. The many and varied islands and indented coastline of mainland Croatia are a paddlers' paradise.

Paddle around the cliffs at the base of the walls to the nearby island of Lokrun which you can see in the background. The water is very deep here: note the massive ocean liner anchored just offshore.

View of the ancient walled city, recently restored after the devastating impact of the 1990's war.

Lokrun is heavily wooded right to the high water mark. This eastern shore is gently sloping and the waters more sheltered from the wind and waves of the Adriatic. It's easy to disembark and explore the island which has some historic ruins as well as a couple of cafes.

The western side of the island is rugged with many interesting features carved from the high limestone cliffs, such as this chasm. This is the case with most of the islands. It's possible to paddle in sheltered waters, or the rough stuff, if you prefer some excitement. just plan your itinerary to suit.

The mountains of the mainland make for a spectacular backdrop to paddling in this area.

All types of craft can be found!

An amazing coincidence! Swan Canoe Club friends Gail and Colin Priest were promenading on Hvar Island near Split at the same time as I was!


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