June 10th we spent the day in Biokovo National Park. At the entrance, we spotted two wild horses grazing on grass near the road. One of the horses decided to stand right in the middle of the road in front of a car so we had to lead it away. The horses were very friendly and let us handle them.
Driving through the park, we stopped at a bunch of different areas admiring the plant life and views.
The bus took us up to a certain point on Mt. St. Jure before we had to get off and walk. To get to the very top we had to climb incredibly steep boulders without a harness. There was only a guiding rope to grab onto in case you fell. I had so much fun doing this because the climb was such an adrenaline rush. If you fell, you would definitely feel it.
Views at the top were stunning; however, this time of year is mating season for local bugs and they were all over the top of the mountain. This was a real test for me – four to five bugs were crawling on me at a time. Mike liked picking up the bugs and holding them (ew.) so I took a cool close-up which I added below.
Walking back down the mountain and to lunch we saw more amazing views and a suprising amount of Croatian war damage in the the asphalt and the guardrails.
Lunch we ate at a local family’s house in the middle of the national park. They cooked a really nice meal consisting of pork and potatoes for us. I was starving after walking for a good amount of time.
At night after we got back to the hotel, we decided to go to a nightclub called Deep. The nightclub itself was in a cave right by the water with a strip of lights running across the entire top of the cave. After a couple hours there around 2:30 am, Ben and I decided to leave because we had to get up early the next morning.