JenSop: The Singing Traveler!

Idealist. Dreamer. Singer. Explorer.

Nature by the Sea

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Vacation may be over, but we still have all our new memories and photos to remind us of how wonderful it was.  One of the enjoyable aspects of going to the beach at our favorite cove in Miloš’ town of Crikvenica, was observing nature doing it’s thing all around us.

For those not familiar with my blog, here’s a photo of our favorite cove.  It’s one of the nude beach areas on the peninsula above town, called Kačjak.  Many of you will remember that I’ve posted about it before as one of our fave spots – which is why Miloš chose it to be the place where he proposed to me.  We always spread a towel out on that mini-rock island in the water.

 

Our favorite cove in Crikvenica

Our favorite cove in Crikvenica – where Miloš proposed.

 

We decided to have fun and rename the rocky island “Crab’s Landing,” as we saw SO many crabs out and about eating and exploring as the day waned and the sun got lower in the sky.  Of course, some just didn’t show up on camera, as the lighting and angles weren’t always ideal. And of course there was the time when we saw two crabs having an epic battle, only to stop as soon as I got my phone out to take a pic.  But I did capture quite a few, including a lucky crab that caught a fish when the school swam by.  There was even one crab that decided to dine on the callous on my heel as I sat there. What’s so interesting is how they blend in so well with the colors and surroundings around them.  When they’re not moving, you sometimes don’t even see them.

 

Crabs!  Can you spot them all?

Crabs! Can you spot them all?

 

This crab caught a fish!

This crab caught a fish!

 

Crab shell

Crab shell

 

 

Crab

Crab

 

And on several of the days, there were large schools of little fish swimming all around us.

 

Miloš hanging out with the fish!

Miloš hanging out with the fish!

 

More fish!

More fish!

 

 

 

And of course, I’d be remiss if I didn’t throw in a few pics of the water and surroundings…

 

Beautiful water

Beautiful water

 

The sun going down - view from our favorite spot

The sun going down – view from our favorite spot.

 

I love being surrounded by nature in all its beauty – the life, the colors, the energy.  Next time you’re out and about, take a closer look at the world around you – don’t miss all of its amazing details!

 

Until next time, when I’ll share with you our evening in the charming town of Skradin, Croatia.

 

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Author: JenSop

One of my favorite quotes is, "If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough." I guess I've been a dreamer all my life - I set my sights high and then I try to reach the sky. Some might call me a naive idealist, but that's just the way I am. I believe in always taking the high road, I believe in true love, and I believe in treating people the way you want to be treated. If you put good out into the world, good will come back to you! Being the dreamer that I am, I pursued singing as my primary life's calling - I've got two degrees in classical voice under my belt, and I sing just about anything under the sun. I also love a good adventure. Over the past few years, I've done quite a bit of world traveling, and have even lived abroad for stretches at a time: mostly in Vienna (Austria) and Croatia. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, and I became a travel agent who specializes in Disney vacations. (Seriously, I KNOW Disney - I've been going regularly since I was a little girl - and I LOVE it!) And with all my experience traveling and living in Europe, I'm becoming quite the specialist in that travel category as well. (And last year, I started working as a Tour Director in Central Europe!) As to the other juicy details of my life - I'm originally from Pennsylvania, I'm married to an awesome Croatian man named Miloš who is the BEST adventure partner a girl could ask for. (He's also an expert on knowing how to make me smile.) He's truly the love of my life! I've also had all kinds of other jobs along the way, besides singer and travel pro. (Which is pretty standard for those of us who went to school for music.) I've worked part time weekends as a Disney Princess look-alike for children's parties. I've been teaching for almost 20 years, and have lots of experience in retail and customer service. Oh, and I should also probably mention that I'm a huge Lord of the Rings/Star Trek nerd! :-) Let's all go along for an adventure, shall we?

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