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Drvenik - Plisivac

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Hidden : 6/20/2010
In Croatia
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

EN: The three parts of Drvenik from Plisivac summit.
HR: Brdo Plisivac lezi izmedu tri dijela Drvenika.
CS: Vrchol Plisivac mezi tremi castmi Drveniku.

ENGLISH

Drvenik is well known seaside resort on the Makarska Riviera. The coastal village is located in two bays denominated Donja Vala (Lower Bay) and Gornja Vala (Upper Bay), which are separated by a massif of hill Plisivac. Although most tourists considered Drvenik as a pair of bays with hotels and beaches, this is not the whole Drvenik.

The third part, Gornji Drvenik (Upper Drvenik), today called Selo, is located under the cliff between the peaks of Sokolic (788 m) and Krive Toke (739 m) in Rilic mountains. A long history of Drvenik is presented by an originally gothic, later in baroque style rebuilt church of St. George from 15th century. Another landmark is a ruin of Gradina, a defence fortress from 17th century - a time of Turkish occupation.

While on the coast, the inhabitants lived on fishing, maritime transport, crafts, and later tourism, under the mountains people were farming for their livelihood. It has been like this for centuries and with the advent of the 20th century it did not change so much. A quiet life not only in Gornji Drvenik, but also in other villages in the surrounding foothills, finished 7th January 1962, when an earthquake destroyed or severely damaged most of the houses. Year 1962 became a turning point in the life of the Makarska Riviera, because during the next two years the majority of the population from foothill villages including Gornji Drvenik moved into villages on the coast.

Plisivac

This cache will take you up to the Plisivac summit, which lies approximately halfway among the three parts of Drvenik. You will climb to the altitude of 241 meters that will allow you the view of Gornji Drvenik (Selo), of Gradina and two bays of today's seaside resort at the same time. Of course you can see the Adriatic Sea with the island of Hvar and the Peljesac peninsula. On the other side you will be able to see the monumental south cliff of Rilic Mountains.

Papilio machaon
Old World Swallowtail
Lastin rep
Otakarek fenyklovy
Lasiommata megera
Wall Brown
Zidni okas
Okac zedni
Minois dryas
The Dryad
Modrooki okas
Okac ovsovy
Iphiclides podalirius
Scarce Swallowtail
Prugasto jedarce
Otakarek ovocny

On the rocky and stony summit of Plisivac, which is constantly exposed to the sun's rays, are predominant grasses and flowers, while shrubs and trees are sporadic. For favourable conditions the summit became a home to many butterflies. Sometimes, apart from them you can see lizards and snakes that hide quickly among the rocks.

Ways to the cache

Church of Our Lady of Caramel

The first option is the route from the church of Our Lady of Caramel. Following this route, you will climb honestly most of the target altitude. From the Adriatic Highway you will turn off at waypoint 1T to the church, under which you can park your car (waypoint 1P). A foundation stone of this church was laid in 1965 and the church was completed two years later, church services are currently held on Sundays.

From the church you will go on a wide path to the north-east up to a hill. This path leads to the local BTS, where you will walk to the starting point of the old trail (waypoint 1C). The trail is not maintained regularly, in many places you will walk through tall grass or interlace between bushes, but the trail is passable. Walk along the path to the waypoint SU, from where a path marked with stripes on the rocks leads to the summit.

Church of St. George

Another option is a path from the church of St. George, which can be reached by a small road. You will turn on the Adriatic Highway in Donja Vala (waypoint 2T). You will go up along the road through serpentines to the church at which you can conveniently park your car (waypoint 2P). Not far from the church is located a crossroad of road and race route (waypoint 2C) leading to a group of old houses. Follow this path until you reach a group of houses, where you will find a small grey pointer (waypoint 2D) opposite the reconstructed house. Behind him starts an old trail leading to Plisivac and a new church. This old trail is not also maintained but is passable. The path will lead you along the western slopes of Gradina and Plisivac to the waypoint SU, where the path turns off to the summit.

No matter what path you choose, you should equip with solid shoes, long trousers and at least 1.5 litres of water. Because parts of the trail as well as the summit are exposed to sunlight and it can be hard to find shade a hat can be also useful.

We would like to thank to David Melichar and Eva Haunerova for their help with preparing this cache ;-)

CZECH

Cely text je k dispozici vcetne diakritiky.

Drvenik je zname primorske letovisko na Makarske riviere. Pobrezni osada se rozklada ve dvou zatokach Donja Vala (Dolni zatoka) a Gornja Vala (Horni zatoka), ktere jsou od sebe oddeleny masivem vrchu Plisivac. Ac takto zna Drvenik vetsina turistu, dvojice plazi s hotely neni cely Drvenik.

Pod stenou mezi vrcholy Sokolic (788 m) a Krive Toke (739 m) pohori Rilic lezi treti cast, Gornji Drvenik, dnes oznacovany jako Selo. Dlouhou historii Drveniku zde doklada puvodne goticky, pozdeji barokne upraveny kostel sv. Jiri z 15.  stoleti, nebo zricenina protiturecke pevnosti Gradina ze 17. stoleti.

Zatimco na pobrezi se obyvatele zivili rybarstvim, namorni dopravou, remesly a pozdeji turistikou, pod horami bylo obzivou zemedelstvi. Prilis se nezmenilo ani s prichodem 20. stoleti. Poklidny zivot obyvatel nejen Gornji Drveniku, ale i dalsich podhorskych vesnic v okoli, skoncil 7. ledna 1962, kdy zemetreseni znicilo ci vazne poskodilo vetsinu horskych domu. Rok 1962 se tak stal predelem ve zpusobu zivota na Makarske riviere, nebot behem nasledujicich dvou let se vetsina obyvatel podhorskych vesnic vcetne Drveniku prestehovala do osad na pobrezi.

Plisivac

Plisivac Summit

Kes vas zavede na vrchol Plisivac, ktery lezi priblizne uprostred mezi vsemi tremi castmi Drveniku. Vystoupate do nadmorske vysky 241 metru, aby vam holy vrchol umoznil vyhled na Gornji Drvenik (Selo) s Gradinou i obe zatoky dnesniho letoviska. Samozrejme uvidite na Jadranske more s ostrovem Hvar a poloostrovem Peljesac, na druhe strane si budete moci prohlednout monumentalni jizni stenu pohori Rilic.

Na skalnatem a kamenitem vrcholku Plisivace, vystavenem slunecnim paprskum prevazuji traviny a kvetiny, zatimco keru ci stromu je na nem poskrovnu. Pro prihodne podminky se vrchol stal domovem pro radu motylu. Krome motylu tu muzete obcas zahlednout jesterky a hady, kterak se rychle schovavaji mezi kameny.

Kudy ke krabicce

Prvni moznosti je trasa od kostela Panny Marie Karmelske, po ktere poctive vystoupate vetsinu z cilove nadmorske vysky. Z Jadranske magistraly odbocite na waypointu 1T ke kostelu, pod kterym muzete zaparkovat auto (waypoint 1P). Zakladni kamen tohoto kostela byl polozen v roce 1965 a dokoncen byl o dva roky pozdeji. V soucasnosti jsou v nem bohosluzby slouzeny v nedeli.

Od kostela se vydate smerem na severovychod po siroke ceste do kopce. Ta vas zakratko dovede k mistni BTS, odkud dojdete jeste kousek na zacatek stare stezky (waypoint 1C). Stezka nepatri mezi udrzovane trasy, na mnoha mistech se budete prodirat vysokou travou ci propletat mezi keriky, ale cesta je pruchozi. Po stezce dojdete az k waypointu SU, odkud se jde mezi kameny na vrchol. Posledni usek je vyznacen pruhy na kamenech.

Path to Plisivac takes many forms, sometimes it's hard to find a way itself...
Cesta na Plisivac ma mnoho podob, obcas je tezke cestu vubec najit...

Druhou moznosti je cesta od kostela svateho Jiri, kde vam auto muze usetrit cast stoupani. Ke kostelu sv. Jiri se dostanete po male silnicce, na kterou odbocite z Jadranske magistraly v Donje Vale (waypoint 2T). Po silnicce vystoupate serpentinami az ke kostelu, u nehoz lze pohodlne zaparkovat (waypoint 2P). Kousek od kostela se od silnicky odpojuje cesta (waypoint 2C) vedouci ke skupine starych domu. Po teto ceste dojdete az ke skupine domu, kde naleznete maly sedy ukazatel (waypointu 2D) naproti opravenemu domu. Za nim zacina stara stezka vedouci na Plisivac a dale k novemu kostelu. Opet plati, ze stara cesta neni udrzovana, ale je pruchozi. Cesta vas povede po zapadnich svazich Gradiny a Plisivace az k waypointu SU, odkud vede cesta k vrcholu.

Na cestu se vybavte radeji pevnou obuvi, dlouhymi kalhoty a alespon 1,5 litrem tekutin na osobu. Cast cesty vcetne vrcholu je vystavena slunci a jen tezko se hleda stin, proto je vhodna i pokryvka hlavy.

Dekujeme Davidovi Melicharovi a Eve Haunerove za jejich pomoc pri priprave teto cache ;-)

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[EN] arne n ivrj cbvag ba obgu onlf vf ebpx jvgu yvtug puvccrq snprg, nyfb frr cubgbuvag
[CS] oyvmxb zvfgn f iluyrqrz an bor mngbxl wr xnzra fr firgybh bqfgvcahgbh cybpubh, ivm grm sbgbuvag

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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