Salt & Sinking Ships 

We started our day with bacon, eggs, and hiking. From our campsite a small trail led us to the salt pans of Sečovlje. We hiked through the hills of the peninsula and passed by a few local olive farmers who happily gave us directions when we lost the path. Surprisingly, compared to Germany all of the Slovenians we’ve met have been very outgoing, and spoken a lot of English.  All the olive farmers were burning their branches, something we’ve actually heard about from our first day here, but we still can’t figure out why they do it. 

In front of the salt pans were boats waiting for their owners who have never returned.

Taja looked a little bit lonely. We had never seen so many ships left abandoned.

This boat might be waiting for high tide??

Go home boat, you’re drunk!

After our hike we drove to our next stop – oops! But before that we enjoyed hanging out in the hills in our orange van with a fantastic view out over the bay.

We enjoyed the sunset at our farmer’s campsite in Osp with a bottle of wine we bought on our way. We visited the owner of the winery “Santomas,” and his wife showed us his fine art gallery!

One thought on “Salt & Sinking Ships 

  1. From a Harvard website on pollution:

    Olive tree branches burning is a common agricultural waste management practice after the annual pruning of olive trees from November to February. Almost 1 billion (90%) of the olive trees in our planet are located around the Mediterranean, so the corresponding emissions of olive tree branches burning can be a significant source of fine aerosols during the cold months. … Assuming that half of the olive trees branches are burned 2,300 tons of otBB-OA are emitted in Greece each winter. This is one of the most important fine aerosol emission sources during the winter months in the Mediterranean countries in which this activity is prevalent.

    Just sayin’….


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