43 45.1 N 15 21.9 E
LAVSA Island Kornati National Park
8th – 10th July
We left Murter with a clear sky and the wind in the NE so once clear of the entrance and narrow channel that gives access to the west we unfurled the genoa and had a lovely gentle sail out to the Kornati Archipelagos. The view approaching this long string of islands is quite unique as they are fairly low and almost look like sand dunes rising out of the sea. There is very little vegetation to be seen until you come across small dips where there are a few trees. We decided to go to Lavsa a small island off the S.W. side of the main Kornati island. Here there is a deep inlet where a small Konoba (restaurant) has a few buoys one of which we picked up. We stayed for 2 nights and spent our time swimming and relaxing while watching the scramble for buoys by the numerous charter boats that arrived late each afternoon! We had lunch at the Konoba ( a very limited menu at this time of day!) on the second day and we also had a visit from the Park Ranger boat and handed over one of our passes to be validated. On Wednesday we set off to visit the next National Park on Dugi Otak which lies NW of the Kornati Ilsands.