Otok Cres et Losinj Kvarner

Otok Cres et Losinj Kvarner

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Otok Cres et Losinj Kvarner
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Characteristics

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Description

Otok Cres is 35 miles long and a chain of mountains extends along its entire length.
The E shore of the island, which is indented in the S part, forms the W side ofKvarneric. The W shore of the island forms the E side of Kvarner. Several villages are situated along its N part and the land backing the coast is cultivated with olive groves and vines.
The highest peaks rise in the N part and the summit, 604m high, stands 6 miles S of Rt Jablanac, the N extremity of the island.
The central part of the island is lower and includes an inland lake, but rises to a peak, 482m high, at its W side.
The S part of the island has peaks of 60 to 154m high and is wooded.

A Cres there are few sheltered harbors. Most are located SW of the island.
Otok Losinj, a narrow and indented island, consists of several mountainous heights connected by low isthmuses and appears from a distance as three separate islands.
The summit of the island is 589m high and stands in the N part. A peak, 334m high, stands in the S part of the island and is surmounted by a prominent chapel.
Crescent-shaped island of Cres Losinj is separated by an artificial canal. This channel is spanned by a bridge to Osor road that opens to let boats pass.
A fortune was spent to connect the islands of Cres and Losinj by a bridge but, ironically, in ancient times, they were one single island (it is the Illyrians, who, in 1600 BC, dug a channel between two islands for better navigation of ships).

2011/08/4
Update
Jojo
Otok Cre est longue de 35 M et une chaîne de montagnes parcours toute sa longueur.
Le côté E de l'île, qui est découpé dans sa partie S, forme le côté W du Kvarner. Plusieurs villages occupent sa partie N et laterre descendant la côte est cultivée d'oliviers.
Le plus haut pic s'élève au N à 604 m, à 6 M au S de Rt Jablanac, l'extrémité N de l'île.
Le centre de l'île est bas et est occupé par un lac, mais un pic de 482 m s'élève sur son côté W.
Le S de l'île est formé de montagnes boisées qui s'élèvent de 60 à 154 m de haut.

A Cres il n'y a que peu de ports abrités. La plupart sont situés au S de l'île.

O. Losinj est étroite et découpée, composée de montagnes hautes reliées par des isthmes bas. Du large on dirait trois îles séparées.
Son plus haut sommet fait 589 m de haut et s'élève sur sa partie N, tandis qu'au S une montagne de 334 m est surmontée par une chapelle remarquable.
En forme de croissant l'île de Losinj est séparée de Cres par un canal artificiel. Ce canal est enjambé à Osor par un pont routier qui s'ouvre pour laisser passer les bateaux.
Une fortune fût dépensée pour relier les îles de Cres et Losinj par un pont mais, ironiquement, pendant les temps anciens, elles ne faisaient qu'une seul île (ce sont les illyriens qui, en 1600 avant JC, ont creusé un chenal entre les deux îles pour une meilleure navigation des navires).

2011/08/4
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Jojo
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Sites around Otok Cres et Losinj Kvarner

Flying distances - Direct line

Losinjski Kanal

11nm
195°
Losinjski Kanal extends 13 miles NW along the E side of Otok Losinj from the vicinity of Otocici Orjule.
The N end of this channel is shallow and converges to form Osorski Tjesnac, a narrow passage, which leads between Otok Losinj and the SE side of Otok Cres and connects the head ...
2 Aug 11
Jojo

Unijski Kanal

12nm
235°
Unijski Kanal leads between Otok Unije and Otococi Srakane, at the W side, and Otok Losinj, at the E side.
This passage is partially landlocked and affords good shelter for a large number of vessels. It is reported to be a refuge for fishing vessels. Anchorage can be taken nearly ...
2 Aug 11
Jojo

Pohlipski Kanal

24nm
147°
Pohlipski Kanal leads between the E side of Otocic Planik and the W side of Otok Maun.
This channel is the main inner route to the S, but small vessels will sometimes find Maunski Kanal.
29 Jul 11
Jojo

Otok Plavnik Kvarner

12nm
351°
Otok Plavnik lies with Rt Veli Pin, its N extremity, located 0.7 mile E of the E side of Otok Cres and divides Srednja Vrata in its S part into two channels.
This cliffy island is 194m high and partly wooded.
Several small islets lie on a shoal bank which extends about 1.5 miles ...
4 Aug 11
Jojo

Olipski Kanal

22nm
162°
Olipski Kanal leads NNW between the E side of Otok Silba and the W side of Otok Olib and merges into the N end of Pohlipski Kanal.
This channel is deep and has a minimum navigable width of 0.7 mile. It is often used by vessels proceeding to and from Zadar.
Good anchorage is ...
18 Sep 11
Jojo

Otok Olib Zadar

23nm
158°
Otok Olib is located E of O. Silba. It belongs to Zadar archipelago.The island has been inhabited since Roman times. The residents bought their island in 1900. The only village on the island was established around the port.
To the east of the island you will find some small hidden ...
27 Jul 11
Jojo