17.4.2011: Walking to the southern cape of Losinj, back over the mountain ridge

From the hotel, along numerropus coves, sometimes cutting short peninsulas, I walk several hours to the southe cape of Losinj, returning along the mountain ridge.

The isle of Susak. Completely different light in the morning.

A remote cove

White Cistus salviifolius in the maquis.

The next cove, this one even with a very short sand beach.

Lonesome houses along the coast.

Cistus salviifolius

Stranded wood

The next cove, named Balvanida, is cut deep into the land.

Olive gardens, fich trees

 ... and a small restaurant

Asphodelus ramosus in a garden

The last of the larger coves on the Western coast.

Cistus creticus

Among so many cistroses, this plant is following: The red cytinus (Cytinus ruber), a parasitic plant on the cistroses.

Arrived on the southern coast. Here the slopes are full with Asphodelus ramosus

Cistus creticus

Cistus salviifolius

Panoramic view from the south cape of Losinj to the Velebit mountains on the Croatian continent, more than 1.600 m high. Click here or into the picture for a larger version.

Maximal zooming in to the mountains.

Common sage growing here in huge amounts in the wild.

Viewing to the isle of Ilovik.

Eastern view.

More Asphodelus ramosus.

Zooming in on Ilovik. I cannot identify the southern islands behind without a map.

Masses of Asphodelus ramosus in a savaged garden.

Mediterranean Spurge (Euphorbia characias) near the road

On the highest pount of this ridge at last - with a view to the North and the Osorcica.

Veli Losinj

I walk back down to the West coast - and arrive there much too much south, so I have to walk along several coves back to the hotel. Cyclamen repandum inside the forest.