Shedding a little light

There are over 1000 islands scattered in the Adriatic coastline that surrounds Croatia, no wonder this country is a mecca for sailors and explorers.  The crystal clear Adriatic waters are not always as calm as this;

Korcula - from steps by Tourist office

Just three days ago we had a little bit of wild weather –

A Korcula storm brewing

Not surprisingly the Croatian coastline hosts numerous lighthouses – (The Croatian word for a lighthouse is svjetionik),  I have always been fascinated by lighthouses and the lighthouse keepers role in maritime safety.

Lighthouses are the most important aids to navigation which enable a safe day and night navigation through determined sea regions.  They are built at the most prominent or distant points of the Croatian territorial sea.

They consist in stone buildings with prominent light towers.  They usually have main and stand-by light. The range of the main light is 30 NM. Some lighthouses are equipped with racons and/or fog detectors and fog sirens.

Rt. Raznjic - near Lumbarda

I took this photo last week when ‘the boys’ were fishing on the small headland past Lumbarda, a small brick lighthouse on this rocky outcrop helps safely guide boats on their journey through the waters surrounding Korcula.

For those of you looking for a unique accommodation experience here is a link to one of the many sites that have information about renting a lighthouse in Croatia.  We have just added this to our list of holidays we want to take in Croatia… will let you all know when we are lucky enough to get this opportunity.

http://www.adriagate.com/en/authentic-croatia/lighthouses.aspx

Have any of you stayed in a lighthouse? Would love to hear about your experiences.

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About Seba Silver

In June 2011 my wife and I opened a small store on the beautiful Dalmatian Island of Korcula. Our store (Seba Dizajn) showcases stunning filigree jewellery, all work is made on site offering you the fascinating chance to see filigree jewellery being made. Visit us at www.sebasilver.com to see and purchase some of our filigree jewellery. The Seba family have been working, and creating beautiful pieces of filigree jewellery for over 500 years.
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