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Bracki Kanal

Bracki Kanal



Bracki Kanal leads between the mainland and Otok Brac.
It is mostly clear and deep except in its NW part where there are several patches with depths of lessthan 10m.
The N shore of this channel is barren and desolate with mountainous terrain closely backing the coast. Sveti Fure, 1,762m high, stands 3.5 miles NNE of Makarska. This peak is the highest in the vicinity and is conspicuous because of its bare and whitish summit.
At Uvala Vrulja, located 8.5 miles NW of Makarska, a conspicuous gorge lies between the coastal mountain ranges and allows the bora to funnel through with particular violence. This wind often commences suddenly without warning even in the summer, but in the latter case it is of brief duration.
Bracki Kanal s'étend entre le continent et Otok Brac.
Il est clair et profond, sauf dans sa partie nord-ouest où il y a plusieurs bancs avec des profondeurs de moins de 10m.
La rive nord de ce canal est aride et déserte avec des montagnes descendant jusqu'à la côte. Sveti Fure, haut de 1.762 m, se dresse à 3.5 miles vers le NNE de Makarska. Ce pic est le plus élevé dans les environs et il est remarquable en raison de son sommet dénudé et blanchâtre.
A Uvala Vrulja, situé à 8,5 miles au nord-ouest de Makarska, une gorge bien visible sépare les chaînes de montagnes côtières et permet le passage à la bora qui souffle avec une violence particulière. Ce vent commence souvent soudainement et sans avertissement, même en été, mais dans ce dernier cas, il est de courte durée.
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