Saturday, 4 July 2015

Zaton and Zadar (Nathanial)

Whilst at Nevio one of our neighbours mentioned a campsite called Zaton near Zadar and said it was worth a visit. As we were going this way we thought we would pop in and take a look. This was the camp site we arrived in late at night after our visit to Krka so it wasn't until the following morning that we got to have a look around.

The campsite turned out to be as big as a village with various restaurants, private beaches, a number of shops, evening entertainment and even its own crazy golf. To top it all off though, it had it's own 'Total Wipeout' style assault course in the sea. The lads loved this and spent three days on it! Being the responsible parent, I thought it wise to try it out myself, just for health & safety reasons. I wouldn't want to let them play in an unsafe environment now would I?

This is how you do it Tom
Actually, I'm good thanks Alf

Nearly there

                                                                                                                                                                    The aqua assault course was great fun, but for those that are only teenagers at heart, and not in body, there was a limit to how many times one could climb, jump, fall, swim and crawl through a floating gym.

It was whilst exploring the site that Tom found the crazy golf and insisted we had a game. This was the king of all crazy golf courses, and over the years we have gained a vast amount of knowledge on crazy golf courses. This one beat them all. It even had it's own bridge thingy that we had to cross by pulling ropes from one side to the other.
It's all in the wrist

I never realised I looked so camp

Before leaving we drove into Zadar to visit the 'Sea Organ', another recommendation by our old neighbours. If you have never heard of Zadar's Sea Organ, as we hadn't, it's worth looking at on YouTube. It seems to be the only one of it's kind and is exactly what it says it is. Some kind of organ thing has been built into the promenade and the waves push air through the pipes and play musical notes.  The notes are very random and I wouldn't say it could play the Cha Cha Cha.

It felt like Titanic moment, but really it was just a bit windy
All in all though, a great idea, and we had a great day out. Every sea side town should have one.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for that, we're planning Croatia for the Autumn this year, so following your posts with great interest.


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