KrkaNational Park was established in 1985 to protect the KrkaRiver
in Central Dalmatia. The park is ‘intended
primarily for scientific, cultural, educational, recreational and tourism
activities’… and a little light industry, as we discovered when we toured this remarkable
– and very paintable – location on June 6.
Unlike the waterfalls
in Canadian National Parks, which may occasionally be used for a little
discrete power generation, Krka’s waterfalls drive several tiny milling
operations whose intricately partitioned millraces provide an additional
feature to enjoy in this multi-facetted complex.
Charlene Brown is a Canadian painter who started writing about painting trips during the ten years she and her husband lived in Dubai. The Gulf Weekly began publishing her accounts of painting trips in that part of the Arabian peninsula -- then said they might consider other countries, even such exotic locations as Canada! She had written about painting trips in over twenty countries by the time her husband retired and they returned to Canada to live.