Charlie and the Photography Factory

June 22, 2009

Vidova Gora – Croatia’s “Mt. Everest”

First, apologies for the lack of posts on the blog.  I have been doing some extensive travelling (Krakow, Stockholm, Croatia, Paris, Malmö, and tomorrow Barcelona), and have had very sporadic internet. Thus, preventing any daily uploading.

Speaking of daily upload,  apologies for that too.  In good news, I have developed a serious back-up of wonderful photos to show you in the coming fall semester.  Stay tuned for Auschwitz-Birkenau,  more Croatia,  cathedrals from Krakow, and other gems.

And, now for today’s post, which was pressured for promulgation from my friends and fellow hikers:

Crew View

This is the view from the highest mountain in all of the Adriatic islands: Vidova Gora in Bol, Croatia.  Emil (The Dark Knight, remember?), Rob (Dodge’s cool friend), Dodge (a dear friend from highschool), and I scaled this mountain for a sunset in about two hours.  It was one of the best memories of Croatia specifically for all the things we saw ( we found a cave, a mountain-top bar, annoyed mountain sheep, and endured some night hiking).  I think if Bear Grylls were to hear about this adventure he would even be impressed…

Except for the part on how we reacted when we saw this:

Spider1

But, what can you expect? It’s abdomen was the size of your thumb, and the web large enough to capture humans! Okay, I was lying about the last part.

Spider2

In any case, this sucker made us all turn into little school girls cautiously walking as to prevent another encounter with one of these crawlers.  Imagine going back through these thickets at night again, with knowledge of them around!

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