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Descent from Starigrad passing old stone houses

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Descent from the fortress Starigrad passing old stone houses

After an extensive photo break, a small lunch break and quite interesting discussions concerning the development of walking routes in Omis, it was time to make the return journey.

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An old, slightly battered sign pointing to the fortress Starigrad, attracted our attention.

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Of course, we wanted to continue even some "encounters" hold the wayside, so that it was not to continue with normal walking pace. Almost withered and yet still beautiful: the edelweiss.

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First, the descent was quite easy, because the path was well developed.

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Again and again we admired the views of the coastline, the surface reflections of the water caused by strong winds were a real spectacle.

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No wonder then that time and again photo breaks were inserted.

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Now the way forked, right down to Omis or further up into the mountains, a hiking path that leads to Lokva within 4 hours, a next target was identified.

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For today, however, the further descent was announced, which sometimes should also prove burdensome. At least a little practice and good footwear are prerequisites for such paths.

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A little later we reached the ruins of the ancient stone houses that were once the starting point for the colonization of the town Omis at the mouth of Cetina.

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Lots layered, but carved stones were the building material of the settlers above Omis. No plastering, no mortar made for wind protection. A majority of the used stones originates certainly from far older buildings - Roman origin?

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On the remaining brick remnants it reveals itself, the houses were not yet left infinitely far back in the past.

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Now we meet massive fences which are to preserve the place from falling rocks.

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And almost the starting point of today's hike is reached again .......

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...... right in time, because of sunset.

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