The purpose of this trip was to find new parking places for a motorhome, explore the surroundings of Skadar Lake and desire to test a boat with an electric motor.
- the ancient fortress of Zabljak Crnojevica (at one time this place, although not for long, was the capital of Montenegro)
- went by boat on the rivers flowing into Skadar Lake
- have swept on a scooter on picturesque meadows
In the morning we left for the motorhome from the tourist capital of Montenegro – Budva. The road ran along the sea to the town of Petrovac and further, through a picturesque pass, went to the Skadar Lake.
Having passed the bridge across the Moracha river, we went deep into the color of local villages, where the foot of the tourist does not so often step.
On a narrow asphalt road, passing several villages, we arrived at the end point of our mini autotravel – the village of Zabljak Crnojevica, which is so small that there is not even a shop in it, and it was once a few years that the village was the capital of Montenegro.
Zabljak Crnojevica is a medieval fortress-city, it is located on the river Moracha, near the Skadar Lake. First mentioned in written sources in the XV century, it was then the ruling dynasty Crnojevic moved the capital there. And also from here Montenegrins tried to repulse the Turks, the war with which flared up just in that period, but the city was captured, and the capital of Montenegro had to be moved to Cetinje. Only after the Berlin Congress of 1878, Zabljak Crnojevica managed to return to Montenegro.
Only the footpath leads to the fortress, and the higher we ascended, the more fabulous became the views that open to us. When I get to some new place, I always try to first examine it from a height, so it’s clearer that surrounds you.
The fortress was abandoned, like most of the fortresses of Montenegro.
The next day, the cows surrounded our camping site and became interested in me when I was doing exercises.
After a full breakfast (in the motorhome there is a mini-kitchen with a gas stove and a fridge) we went to explore the fields and look for entrances to the lake on the scooter, which is conveniently attached to the rack behind the motorhome.
The boat on the solar panels was ready for floating
View of the fortress from the river
Nature in this place is almost untouched by man. Rarely pass to meet fishing and pleasure boats.
On the banks graze, herds of cows. In the morning, the inhabitants release them, and they graze all day. That’s where clean and eco-friendly products!
In 1983 Skadar Lake became a national park, this place is very beautiful, rich in fish and a huge number of birds.
Today the lake is a large nature reserve. Many species of fish and waterfowl are found nowhere else in the world, only on this lake.
For ornithologists and simply lovers of wildlife here is a real paradise: ducks, herons, gulls, curly pelicans and many other species of birds. A coastal shallow water literally drowns in the thickets of water lilies and yellow water lilies, making the Scandara Lake landscapes even more romantic. Only go in the morning, while the water-lilies are still open.
The trees grew right out of the water, and here and there we tacked between the big snags, the thickets of water lilies and all sorts of water grass. Sometimes there were branches of the river in different directions.
On the way, there was another village – Dodoshi.
Fishermen come here from the surrounding towns and villages to fish from the bridge.