Telacsica Nature Park, Uvala Tripuljak
Situated on the west side of Luka Telascica at the southern end of Dugi Otok, this bay offers good shelter from the Sirrocco and a welcome and tranquil break after the barren, beautiful harshness of the Kornati National Park. This side of the bay has been declared a Nature Park and has much to offer.
There are walks both along the shore and the high cliffs to the west side of Dugi Otok. There is also Mir Lake, a naturally dammed inlet that is now a saline lake, great for swimming or just bobbing around in.
Anchorages can be found throughout Luka Telascica, but in Uvala Tripuljak (10-14 metres) there are plenty of mooring buoys laid and managed by the park staff. In a Bora these buoys are subject to a swell that can be uncomfortable - in such conditions more sheltered anchorages can be found in the lee of of the north shore of Luka Telascica. Ashore there are several cafe offering basic food and also toilet facilities as well as money exchange.
Generally due to the quick shelving of the sea bed, anchoring requires you to lie close to the shore, and in some places holding is suspect.
Shelter: Good, particularly for the Scirroco, but avoid it in the Bora
Depths: 10-14 metres - moor using buoys provided
Bottom: Mud and rock
Hazards: an obstruction listed to 3.8m in the middle of the bay
Shore Access: small dock and jetty leading to footpaths
Services: Toilets, showers and several cafes one offers exhange.
Thursday, 21 May 2009