I have two problems with today's blog. Number 1 - how do I choose a photo to attach to the blog from the hundreds we took. Number 2 - I don't think I have the vocabulary to describe what we have seen today. But really they're not the worst problems to have, are they? So here goes. We woke early to the perfect sunny day, it was going to be a nice 27 degs. We showered then made our way to the house next door where we were scheduled to have breaky at 8am. With this out of the way we packed a backpack with water & food, then were in the car by 9am to drive the short distance to the national park of Plitvice Lakes. So what is Plitvice lakes? Well it is one of the most beautiful... no wait, that won't do. Amazing. Nah that won't cut it either. Plitvice Lakes is just f#%@ing spectacular!!! Yep that may just well do it. We have never seen anything quite like this. Arriving at the car park we paid for our ticket & decided we would do the longest route. There are 16 lakes laced together by waterfalls, set in a lush valley surrounded by thick forests. The waters are the bluest of blue & oh so clear. These would be the clearest waters we have ever seen. And as you walk around, the edges are teeming with fish life. Every lake, every pond, every stream, there are fish. Not just a few here & there, they are everywhere. And wildflowers in all the colours of the rainbows. And dragonflys as fluorescent as Las Vegas, chasing each other in a dance of love. Bird song emanating from high up in the trees. This really is what paradise must look like. The falls are the crowning glory though. They have cut their tracks in the soft limestone creating a unique look, with one after another, after another. We hiked probably 20 or more k's today with half of that away from the tour groups. This was when it was at its most beautiful, when we could just share the moment together. The Croatians have done an amazing job as they have fitted boardwalks to reduce the impact of visitors, so you walk over the waters in most places. There are boats to take you across some lakes & road trains to take you up & down to different areas, both of which are electric. This is the way that these spots should be managed. We have finished the day weary & exhausted. But my god what a day. This is one place that looks just as beautiful as the photos that you see. Jac & I now have seen one of the most amazing places on this planet. So stick it in the diary, start planning a trip, take a second mortgage, sell the kids. Just come & see it. It has to be on your bucket list.