I should have made that post like a year ago but David did such a good job with the video related to that trip that I was to lazy to write more about it. On the other hand, all the participants made very nice pictures, so I think they deserved to be published...better last than never :D.
This trip started in a special way for me...because I missed my plane! That's a first for me! So, instead of having a direct flight from Charleroi to Zadar...My journey was (first to drive from Charleroi to Brussels in the morning) and then a first flight from Brussels to Zagreb and a second flight from Zagreb to Split, landing around 10pm.
Luckily David came to pick me up together with Inge and Alexis because we still had to drive 1h30 to arrive to Pakostane...So, that was very nice to see the face of my vriends after more than 12h of travel...Even if I missed the very nice evening activity that David had foreseen for the group.
Next morning, I'm ready to rock with the magnificent 9 who decided to join David and me for the third time (see Pakostane in 2013 and in May 2014), namely Alexis, Dimitri, Inge, Istvan, Paul, Romain and Valérie, Sandra and Wouter.
After loading The Luigia with all our equipement, we left for the sea looking for nice freediving spots during the week.
At a certain point, we could spot a dolphin, close to the fish farm. I didn't think too much about it, I just put my mask and my fins on and I jumped into the water to reach him/her. This "close encounter" (from a few meters away) was a first for me! I will never forgot his/her voice when singing :-).
Inge and Dimitri took benefit of this trip to follow an AIDA level 3 freediving course with me. Theory and depth training but also training in natural pool :-). Congratulations to them, they did a very good job and got certified!
Again, we had a lot of very good photographers on board, that's why I could not avoid publishing a post on this trip (even if I'm doing it 1.5 year later) :D.
The last evening was epic...We had dinner at Jure's Eco Farm, located on the shore of Vrana's lake. Food and drink were great! I would paraphrase Homer by saying..."To Raki, the cause of...and solution to...all of life's problems" :D. Jure is a local legend, so is its van when visiting his land late at night...I won't say more, the pictures speak for themselves :-).
To me, this was again a successful freediving trip to Pakostane, thanks again to all the participants and to David for the perfect organization. What a wonderdful group of friends!
I'll be back :D