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Posts Tagged: "croatia"

5 Photos That Will Instantly Make You Want to Swim In Croatia.

1. First and foremost, the water quality is incredible. Beautiful blue/green clear waters which are usually calm, making Croatia a firm favourite for beginner open water swimmers or those who feel like taking it easy occasionally! 2. Krka National Park, about 10km inland from Sibenik, is one of...

Apple Picking, Fashion and Friends in Croatia

“I will never swim in the ocean!” Those were the words I pretty much said as a kid as I watched my mermaid mom jump in the ocean as I fretted up every scary story in my head watching her. Not sure how I got from there to here, because I absolutely love swimming in the big blue chasing sunbeams as...

Thursday in Croatia: Fantastic Crossings

Cracker day for our last big swim day! On the boat by 8.45am and off we went into the smoothest of seas to date. A 40 minute ride took us around to the other side of Otok Zmajan. Crystal clear water, as smooth as glass, had everyone rearing to go. Trish gave the team a few sighting tips and the...

Wednesday in Croatia: Otak Zmajan coastal encounter.

A beautiful day, slight breeze but calm seas and sunshine. Nic's family had arrived yesterday and with his sore shoulder, he decided to have a rest day. We headed out of the harbour towards Otak Zmajan. After a 40 minute journey we arrived at our starting point. Lovely calm water although a...

Tuesday in Croatia: The Magnificent Seven rock!

Weather gods aren't really playing fair. Wind is up and spoiling our options. But never fear, we set off after breakfast, all rugged up and with wet weather gear on, to ward off the spray. Headed towards Sibenik and as we rounded the shelter of Prvic Luka the fun began. Tom, our trusted...

Monday in Croatia: day 2 of swimming - Tijat

Got woken by some serious thunder and lightening through the night. A little bit of an ominous sign for the day ahead. 9 o'clock gathering at the boat after breakfast. The sea condition was completely different to yesterday. Very choppy and a little windy. We took off for Otak Tijat. Had a...

First formal day of my SwimTrek adventure in Croatia!

It's the first day and all swimmers gathered at the end of the jetty after breakfast. Our guides, Trish and Soarla, were at the boat - Mia - with the captain, Tom. Everyone seemed pretty excited to get going. We headed across to Zlarin for the start of our swimming. We were divided up into 2...

Turquoise waters and deep-set friendships in Croatia

When you look back at a week that’s gone by all too quickly you realise just how far you’ve come. The initial trepidation at the first gathering; introducing yourself and hoping you will fit in and will find your people amongst the 14 other strangers sat in the round. And find your fit you will;...

Friendships and Swims on the Croatian Dalmatian Coast

I am not just passionate about Croatia – I am passionate about SWIMMING and wherever there is water, I want to be there. Croatia was just the “cherry on the top”! I discovered SwimTrek’s website and decided that my first trip overseas was going to be the Croatia Dalmatian Coast. What could be...

My annual swimming addiction in the beautiful Kornati Islands, Croatia

I had been wanting to go on a SwimTrek holiday ever since I had been told about it by a friend and had stumbled upon an article in a magazine. Originally my friend and I had planned to go together, but for a few years we could not agree on a date, so I decided to go on my own. I love swimming,...