Krka Falls, Drops Its Vowels

 

We day tripped from Zadar out to Krka falls; a place with a curious lack of vowels. My photo timestamps tells me this was almost a month ago now, but hey, water under the bridge right?

Krka was like Plitvice-lite, although after the recent rains a few things were really roaring. Water was literally shooting through the fence in places:

Here are some zoomed out views of those rushing falls.

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Other parts were more serene. Like Plitvice it featured charming boardwalks over emerald water. (Unlike Plitvice, we weren’t freezing our fingers off in the rain).

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The ridges that form the dams creating the pools/waterfalls are a sort of limestone buildup called travertine. In Krka this process is still ongoing; algae grows on the top layer, which makes a substrate for limestone deposits, which further increases the height of the dams. A sign in the park said these formations are growing about .3cm/year, which means by the time I’m dead the waterfalls could be a good 8 inches taller. Guess we’ll have to go back.

As a reward for sitting through the geology lesson, here’s a happy door from outside the park.

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Yay geology!

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