27-May-2001 -- This confluence is located on the peninsula Istria in Croatia, not far from the bay Zaljev Raša. Because we have been on a sailing trip to Pula for a few days, on the southern tip of the big triangle-shaped peninsula, we hoped that we could visit this confluence by boat, drop anchor somewhere in the bay, and walk from there a few kilometers to the point. But the wind came from the wrong direction, so we sailed to the island Unije in the south instead of the Zaljev Raša bay, and planned to visit the confluence point by car on our way home. So we drove from Pula several kilometers to the north, through the village Marčana, and turned then to the right on a little road leading to the coast.
When the point was only 1.2 km away from us, we parked the car next to the road, and started searching the point on foot. We walked through meadows and reached then a wooden gate. We did not know what it was, maybe to fence in cattle or so; at least there was nowhere a ranch or at least a house, neither we met animals. Only cow dung was occasionally to be seen. We entered the gate and walked through grass and between bushes and little trees. Sometimes there was dense brushwood through which we had to get through, and sometimes clearings and footpaths (perhaps from the animals) made getting on quite easy. We crossed two more gates and a fence made of stacked branches and got finally on a little gravel way. On the right of the way there was a little doline (diameter 30 m) with a field (with some vegetables on it) on its ground, and we found the confluence point at the border of the field, on the western side of the doline. (Doline: Because the limestone is being dissolved by the water, it is perforated like a sponge and so there are many caves. If such a cavity collapses, the material over it creates a funnel-shaped hole on the surface – this is a doline.)
From the confluence point we could see a house that probably belongs to the little village Belavići which we saw on a nautic map. But since we did not have more detailed road maps, we could not locate the village by car; probably it would have been easier to reach the point from there.
(Other confluences that we have visited during this trip: