April 24, 2019 – Putting Croatian adventure tourism on the map, with the biggest welcome in the world. Day 31 of this incredible 2011 adrenaline trip covering 2,500 km along the Croatian coast.
The World’s Biggest Welcome, an ambitious adventure tourism project in 2011 in Croatia enters Day 31 of this 2019 appreciation of one of the finest tourism promotion projects ever in Croatia.
The plan? To showcase the diversity and fabulous offer of adventure tourism in Croatia by following a GPS route the length of the Croatian coast in the shape of the word ‘Welcome’ – thereby creating the biggest welcome in the world from a hospitable tourism country.
Day 31 moved from Kurba Vela to Šibenik by kayak.
35 kilometres for the day: And really, what was meant to be a smooth kayak ride from Kurba Vela to Šibenik to complete forming the ‘C’ in ‘Welcome’.
Day 31 began with Lacko waking up on the windy island of Skrižanj Veli.
Lacko hiding from the wind to check his email and weather forecast in peace.
Just to show you how strong the wind was that day.
Lacko was a bit worried.
The conclusion? The bura wind was too strong, the boat can’t get to the group, and Lacko can’t sail out.
But they could be stuck in worse places.
The boat finally managed to reach Lacko and the crew.
And Lacko set out to battle the bura.
The crew hid in a cave and waited for Šime Stipanič.
Lacko could no longer kayak and had to continue to Šibenik by another form of transport…
Lacko and Šime Stipanič on their way to Šibenik.
The guys got thirsty.
Lacko and Šime sailing towards Prvić.
And the Sv. Nikola fortress.
A key part of the project was promoting tourism, and the official website has details of the key places visited during the day.
National Park Kornati.
After Lacko takes a day off in Šibenik on Day 32, tune in tomorrow for Day 33 as Lacko heads to Split for the Sv. Duje celebration.
To follow the whole project from the start, follow the dedicated TCN page.