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The town of Pag, the main town of Pag island, seen from the road to Novalia. The bora wind was blasting in full force, shaking the car, tripods and reflections did not have a chance. That same wind is responsible for the near lack of vegetation on the island, the whole place appears desolate, the town is somewhat sheltered by the hill behind it, the wind comes from the top of the Velebit mountains seen behind the island. not too many photos of Pag so far on TE, it's famous for cheese, sheep, lace and salt, saltpans can be seen on the right side. I will add a closeup of the windmills in workshop.

'From Wikipedia:

Pag is the largest town on the island of Pag, with a population of 3,121 (2005), located at 44.44° N 15.06° E. Whole municipality has a population of 5 100.

Bora (Croatian: bura, Slovenian: burja) is a northern to north-eastern katabatic wind in the Adriatic, Greece, Russia and Turkey. Its name derives from the Greek mythological figure of Boreas, the North Wind.

The area where some of the strongest bora winds occur is the Velebit mountain range in Croatia. This seaside mountain chain, spanning 145 kilometers, represents a huge weather and climatic divide between the sharp continental climate of the interior, characterized by significant day/night temperature differences throughout the year, and the Adriatic coast, with a Mediterranean climate. Bora occurs because these two divided masses tend to equalize. Sailing can be extremely dangerous for an unexperienced navigator in the Velebit channel because the wind can start suddenly on a clear and calm day and result in major problems, frequently also affecting road traffic. Near the towns of Senj, Karlobag and the southern portal of the Sv. Rok Tunnel in Croatia, it can reach speeds of up to 220 kilometers per hour. On 15 March 2006 the speed of a gust on the Pag Bridge was measured at 235 kilometres per hour.

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