Appearance of landscape is changing within a view kilometers depending on the below described phenomena. On the east side of the Zadar half island (where Razanac is located) the nature is rough. Rocks as far as you can look, no Palm trees or much grass. Only a view villages. This is how most of the island east side’s look like. Beautiful different and a spa for your eyes and sole.
The smaller the winter Bora impact is, the more you will find Gras and Trees. All of that is the typical landscape from Croatias coast. With Razanac as a starting point you only need to decide the direction you will be heading for, with your bike or your hiking tour. Along the coast it will stay rocky, heading west it will get milder.
Cleanest and crystal clearest sea water in the Mediterranean.
This is what Croatia claims brave, and guess what, they are right. And there are very good reasons for it:
Large-scale ocean currents are continuously pumping “fresh” sea water from the deepness of the Mediterranean in the south towards the Croatian coasts. Only when these currents finally reaching Rijeka and Trieste in the north, they get redirected towards the east coast of Italy from where they move slowly back to the south. No sandy rivers deliver sediments and dirt into the sea on the Croatian side (like river Po in Italy). Further sources of sweet water as well as rain in the mountains of Velebit deliver fresh and clear water on a continuous basis. There is no heavy industry which could pump chemistry, poison or dirt into the sea through rivers.
Result: The water is so clear and clean, you can see the ground over several meters. Observed from the Air little boats close to the coast appear like they would fly in 6m altitude.
Very unfortunate you will most probably not be able to observe this very local but extreme weather phenomenon during summer time (you see, a good reason to come back in winter time…)
Bora is a cold, dry fall wind (katabatic wind) from the East. Bora belongs to the strongest winds on earth. Yes it does, even if you haven’t heard of it yet. The latest record was measured between December 22nd and 25th 2003 with 304 km/h in the Sveti Rok Tunnel, the last tunnel the highway on your way to Razanac. In March 2015 it was “only” 243km/h measured in the Razanac area. It usually only lasts between half a day and 3 days and occurs predominantly between October and March.
Physical background: Cold air masses are pressed from the east towards and over the Velebit Mountains and are even further cooled in the process. On the warmer west side, these air masses fall (like water over a dam) into the depths and convert potential into kinetic energy. They hit Razanac with a lot of energy and salt water in their luggage, for example. For fans of rough nature, the Bora alone would be a reason to travel to Razanac in winter. Youtube is full of Bora movies. Just take a look.
Especially the coast of Razanac holds an unfortunately still hidden secret. We are just about to make that more publish. This article is the first step.
Based on the location of Razanac, which is a place where it receives dry winds from the east (not always a full Bora) which have touched on the sea for several miles before they finally reach Razanac.
The parameters (cleanliness, humidity, salinity etc) which are measured in that local air will be good enough to get a certification and qualification as a climatic spa for asthmatics and other people suffer with a lung- or other respiration illness. Lung doctors would send their patients there if they would only know.
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