Dalmacija: A geocache series
Dalmatia has existed for some 2000 years and was a part of then Illyria and has survived over the last 2000 years among many different empires and rulers.
In addition to the famous dog breed "Dalmatians" who come from this area, Dalmatia is best known for its rugged and karstified coastal landscape. Around 1000 islands, several national parks and around 1200 kilometers of coastline describe Dalmatia, which stretches from Velebit with its famous tunnel "Sveti Rok" to Dubrovnik. If the "Bura" blows from the north, this strongest wind in the world with up to 250km / h can even force authorities to close the entire highway.
Although Dalmatia has a very long cultural tradition and was already known in antiquity for its wild warriors, but was over all centuries - almost to this day - mainly due to the barren and stony soil always a relatively poor area and a classic emigration country. Formerly used as auxiliary troops by Greeks, Romans, Venetians and Austrians, later the inhabitants became emigrants to America, Argentina, Chile, Australia and New Zealand, and then later to Germany, Austria and Switzerland after World War II.
One of the best part of Dalmatia is the culinary art: puff-thin Dalmatian prosciutto, yellow sheep's cheese and salted anchovies, a few black olives, home-baked white bread, salad of sun-ripened tomatoes and even wine that has been pressed, diluted with water. Beef, pork and lamb steaks are traditionally cooked in Dalmatia on the grid above the open charcoal fire. In the conobas of Central and Southern Dalmatia you can find a specialty: Fish and meat, preferably lamb, are cooked together with potatoes and vegetables under a charcoal heat overflowed metal bell, the peka.
We placed three geocache series in Dalmatia:
Dalmacija - The Ring
Dalmacija - Adria;
Dalmacija - Outback
These series are intended to give a deep insight into the Dalmatian soul, in the historical and modern Dalmatian heart, to introduce you to the country, its people, customs and lifestyle, as well as to the marks of the last war on Dalmatian soil. The series were launched in 2014 and will be expanded every year when we are here on vacation.
Zu dieser Serie gehören aktuell folgende Caches:
Part of this series are:
Dio ove serije su:
- Dalmacija – Adria 01 – Old RoadCB
- Dalmacija – Adria 02 – Cista VelikaCB
- Dalmacija – Adria 03 – Two HillsCB
- Dalmacija – Adria 04 – RocaCB
- Dalmacija – Adria 05 – AmeiseCB
- Dalmacija – Adria 06 – PutičanjeCB
- Dalmacija – Adria 07 – Mu IćiCB
- Dalmacija – Adria 08 – DazlinaCB
- Dalmacija – Adria 09 – KamenolomCB
- Dalmacija – Adria 10 – DubravaCB
- Dalmacija – Adria 11 – RoundaboutCB
- Dalmacija – Adria 12 – KapelicaCB
- Dalmacija – Adria 13 – AdriaCB
As you can often see these small chapels/shrines in Croatia, we have decided to place a cache at this point. Each kapelica is usually dedicated to a saint - but usually the Virgin Mary - as is this one here.
The cache is located a few meters behind. Placing any cachemobile is possible within several meters along the road.
Da man in Kroatien oft diese kleinen Kapellen/Marterln sehen kann, haben wir uns entschlossen, hier stellvertretend einen Cache auszulegen. Jede Kapelica ist üblicherweise einem Heiligen gewidmet - meist jedoch der Jungfrau Maria - so wie diese hier.
Der Cache befindet sich einige Meter dahinter. Das Abstellen etwaiger Cachemobile ist im Umkreis entlang der Straße möglich.
Kao što se često može vidjeti ove kapelice u Hrvatskoj, odlučili smo staviti cache u ovom trenutku. Svaka Kapelica je obično posvećena svetcu - ali obično Djevici Mariji - kao što je ova ovdje.
Cache se nalazi nekoliko metara iza nje. Stavljanje cachemobila je moguće u roku od nekoliko metara uz cestu.