Wednesday Walk: Sveti Vid

Hello everyone!

I'm still in the place I call my second home (on the island of Pag in Croatia) and since it's getting a bit boring, my wife and I decided to go for a walk, to the highest point, a hill called Sveti Vid, where you can have a nice view on all sides around the island.

Pag is one of Croatia's more popular tourist islands and has many (probably more) interesting things to see.
If you're more interested, my friend @miljo76 described it very well in his post Between the white stone, tasty cheese and crystalline sea.

You have to go for such a walk early in the morning and be back in time because it gets hellishly hot around 9 o'clock and you have to avoid it because there is no shade up there and halfway up the trail.
Some people go up there in the dark and then enjoy the view of the sunrise. Well, we were too late for anything like that, we got up at 6 am, ten minutes by car to the end of the village of Kolani, where I parked.


Yes, someone will just smile at that, this hill is 349 meters high, but since we're at altitude 0, that's 349 meters of ascent...


We took an easier hiking trail that takes about an hour.


Looking back along the trail, with the sea and the town of Novalja in the background.


This is a view of the neighboring hill, half-lit by the morning sun.


This hiking route is, as I mentioned, easier and up to the direct ascent is in the shade in the morning, so the walking is quite good.


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A wall made of stones. Because it's so abundant, locals use it as a border between their plots.


Along the way we met sheep, mainly looking for shade and food, which is scarce among the rocks.


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We came out of the valley onto a plateau where there are only rocks and wind and sun.
A view to the west, to the sea, and to Italy.


Now the climb. Sveti Vid is at the top, the sun is up, but it's not yet visible on this side. Half an hour to the top.


We're a little higher again and looking west.


A little more climbing and a view to the other side, to the east, overlooking the Gulf of Pag.


Just a little more and we'll be at the top!


Again, a view of the Gulf of Pag and Velebit in the background.


We're on top! This needs to be documented! :) 😁


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As usual on mountain peaks, hikers can take a commemorative stamp as a souvenir and proof that they have been to the top.


View of the Pag Gate, where you enter the Gulf of Pag, with the town of Pag on the far right and Velebit in the background.


And here's a pic of me (my wife took it, she has a better phone) :) 😁 😎
On the far left is the beach of the Holy Ghost from where we came.


Now another hour of descent. We'll just take the same route back.

Thank you for your attention!

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Beautiful pictures from your tour. I see you like hiking too. You had an awesome view of the ocean.
!BEER !ALIVE

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Great work! I have been to many places in Croatia, but didn't see the islands yet! Thanks for the views!

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Thank you for the comment. Glad you like it. :)

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Sensible to about the heat of the day for such a hike going earlier is very sensible
I do love seeing stone walls like those feels like going back in time

We’ll worth the hike for such beautiful views

Thanks for joining Wednesday Walk :), I truly enjoy exploring the world virtually each Wednesday seeing walks from all around the globe and feeling I am there and experiencing it all myself, such as I did in your post just now :)

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Thank you very much for stopping by. Glad you like it views. Yeas, they're worth to hike :) 😎

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Beautiful walk. I love discovering new places through this community's posts. I think my Wednesdays from now on will be reserved for this activity.

PS: Beautiful island

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Nice to hear that. Yes, I'm new in this community but occasionally I have content for here.

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No wonder that you love it there so much! That is an incredible hike to the top and the views are amazing. How fun to see a photo of you. I don't remember ever seeing one before. Thanks for sharing these marvelous pictures!
!LUV

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Thanks for comment. Yeah the view is amazing and I'm going here at least once in a year. Yes, that's rare for me to upload my pic but here is for the proof that I've been at the top :) 😀

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Such a beautiful walk @seckorama 😎 I can imagine it getting hot very quickly. Such an amazing views along the way. Worth it to going all the way up.
Thanks for sharing with us. Have a great Thursday 👋🏻

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Thank you. If you'll hanging nearby you can take a look. It's not hard hiking, but you must have hiking shoes because of stones...

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You are welcome @seckorama 😁
It is in our list to visit one day… we will see 😉 thanks, we love hiking and have hiking shoes. So all good 😎
Have a wonderful Thursday, enjoy your surroundings for now, they are stunning.
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You had a long journey of walking to reach the top. You and your wife looked happy. I actually love seeing new stones, and I saw plenty in your blog sir @seckorama. Such a stunning view of the Gulf of Pag.

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Thanks for stopping by. The hiking was not so long, one hour up and one hour down.

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What a beautiful view. It must be a pleasant walk. And the views at sunrise must be breathtaking.

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