had a day off in croatia yesterday and visited the island of cres which is in the bay as you look out from rijeka. it is an amazing place with an eco centre capot insulae to look after the eurasian griffons, huge vulture like birds which live on the island and are in danger for a number of reasons. the centre has a series of trails through the forest that you can hike through and at various locations are 6 different labyrinths (which is why the guys here took me). we walked about 10 kilometres and in that time only managed to get to two of the labyrinths. the largest is absolutely huge, a square design with a path in and out (unusual for labyrinths even though our design has that). it is made out of 12000 rocks which must have taken a while! it took us 40 minutes to walk it. the other one we walked was the chartres pattern. it was a wonderful day... i haven't had much time to sort through photos from the day but have uploaded the labyrinth ones and added them to the croatia flickr set. i put this one here with people on as it gives you the sense of the scale of the square one. yfc are running a camp here in the summer to help with the environmental work and are going to run the interactive labyrinth with a 96 year old priest who apparently loves the idea in a catholic church in beli, a village on cres.