Bosnia 2017 / by Ed Godsell

I spent December and some of January in Bosnia.  I stayed in the mountains about 20 KM from Sarajevo, technically in Republic Srpska  (The municipality in Bosnia populated mainly by Serbs)

 I stayed on a small farm deep in the woods at a high altitude called 'Vukov Konak' which means 'Wolfs lair'.  The nature here is stunning and the wintery, forested landscape was wonderful to walk in, usually with a very energetic husky named Lumi.. and sometimes a cat called Ellis.

I met some very interesting locals too, though couldn't communicate at all because of my lack of Serbo-Croat.   I'll post more when I get a chance.

 This is the typical winter landscape in the hills surrounding Sarajevo, it will stay like this till spring.

This is the typical winter landscape in the hills surrounding Sarajevo, it will stay like this till spring.

 Lumi, not a dog usual to there area but well suited.  A serious danger to sheep as i discovered when she saw a flock and pulled so hard she broke off her leash.  She singled one out from the flock for the kill and I discovered then that it's better to chase the sheep than the dog,  I managed to cut off both sheep and dog and  rugby tackle the sheep who running for it's life, and then grab the dog as she approached.  All three of us sat completely exhausted together for a few minutes until we recovered ourselves.

Lumi, not a dog usual to there area but well suited.  A serious danger to sheep as i discovered when she saw a flock and pulled so hard she broke off her leash.  She singled one out from the flock for the kill and I discovered then that it's better to chase the sheep than the dog,  I managed to cut off both sheep and dog and  rugby tackle the sheep who running for it's life, and then grab the dog as she approached.  All three of us sat completely exhausted together for a few minutes until we recovered ourselves.

 Ellis followed me deep into the forest though the snow was twice as deep as him.  He jumped though it, disappearing at each jump and meowing all the way.

Ellis followed me deep into the forest though the snow was twice as deep as him.  He jumped though it, disappearing at each jump and meowing all the way.