Sailing in Croatia

Sailing in Croatia • Vodice - Prvić Luka

03.04.

Among many passages from Murter to the Sea of Murter I choose the one between islands Žminjak and Veli Vinik with the maximal depth of 2,8 m in the shallowest part of the passage. If you believe in charts (and cruising guides). I see behind me a motor-boat that was docked next to me in the marina so I ask the skipper to guide me through the passage by following the deepest path using their depth sonar (which I don't have). To avoid hitting the sea bottom when I pass through. The sea among these islets is very transparent (not the case in summer), I could have passed by myself easily. I sail out on the Sea of Murter, part of the Adriatic between Kornati archipelago in the west and island Murter in the east. I navigate between Prišnjak and Murter, and then further towards Vodice, avoiding the shallow waters between village Tribunj and island Lukovnik, Lukovnik and Logorun, therefore navigating on the longer route around island Logorun. In Vodice I find a free mooring behind the big harbor pier. A few other ships are moored near me.

Vodice

Vodice

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05.04.

After one day of rest in Vodice and a walk to the nearby Tribunj I sail to Prvić Luka ("Prvić port") on island Prvić. I dock sideways behind the pier and enjoy the sun in this calm village.

Prvić Luka

Prvić Luka

sailingPrvić Luka

06.04.

I sail for a few hours to islands Tijat and Zmajan and then back to Prvić Luka, with a moderate mistral blowing.

sailingPrvić Luka

07.04.

As the weather forecast is for gale force sirocco, I head back to Vodice. If the wind blocks me for a few days in a harbor, it will be more interesting to stay in Vodice than in Prvić Luka.

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15.04.

And so was it, if not worse! Gale force sirocco and then a similar bora have blocked me for a week in Vodice. In the meantime a regatta took place in Tribunj. It was interesting to see big sailboats jumping on the waves of a very strong sirocco. It's good that my small sailboat is well protected in the harbor! Željka is coming today for a weekend and then we sail to Prvić Luka.

sailingPrvić Luka

16.04.

Today sirocco is showing us once again what it can do. The bay of Prvić Luka is open to SE but the port is protected by the pier. We follow the suggestion of an inhabitant of Prvić Luka and fasten the sailboat to a free mooring because it could be dangerous to stay docked sideways (despite the pier, strong sirocco brings waves in the port). It's the end of the weekend, Željka is leaving and the locals are worried that the wind doesn't turn to SW, since it's the most dangerous wind in this port.

25.04.

Numerous days of bad weather have forced me to visit the city of Šibenik and islands Zlarin and Žirje with Jadrolinija. I walked for a whole day all over Žirje. Unfortunately, there is nothing much to see on Žirje. The architecture of the port Muna looks like that of a refugee camp.

26.04.

Finally a pleasant NW wind. I sail the whole day around islands Obonjan and Mišnjak Mali. A perfect day for sailing! In the afternoon I return to Prvić Luka.

sailingPrvić Luka

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