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Saturday, June 29, 2013


Slovenia: Hiking: Ljubelj - Preval - Dobrča - Šentanski vrh - Lešanska - Bistriška - Podljubelj

Laško Brewery is organising an event called "Gremo v hribe" (Let's go to the Mountains) and a part of that event was visiting the Koča na Dobrči mountain hut. For every visitor the brewery donated 1€ to local alpine association, so we decided to join. Since we couldn't arrange a common path and time for the whole group, we divided to smaller groups, that start at different points and times. Rok, Tjaša and me started the earliest, at 6 a.m. and we took the longest track.

After 1 hour we arrived to Koča na Prevalu mountain hut, 1311 m

Conquered one of the peaks, Dobrča, 1634 m

Rok, Tjaša and me

Panorama from the highest point, Šentanski vrh, 1635 m

After a while Boštjan and Borut joined us on the top

View to Julian Alps and Lake Bled

We descended to our destination, Koča na Dobrči mountain hut, 1478 m, where the event already took place. One of our singers, Tanja Žagar, was the main star of the event. Families Kralj and Nemec also joined us at this point.

 Cocks on Lešanska planina, 1450 m

Our last stop before going back to the valley was Bistriška planina, 1050 m

Nicely spent day in local mountains

Friday, June 28, 2013


Slovenia: Visiting Different Pubs

The project called Visiting Different Pubs finished today. With Rok, we visited 23 different pubs in a good month and the results are shown in a table below. As mentioned in a post 12428, we had a plan to visit always a different pub from our work back home and drink a beer and make a review about the pubs.


Thursday, June 27, 2013


Slovenia: Circuit repair

If your wife (accidentally) throws your HDD on the floor and then it doesn't work any more, maybe there is still hope to save it. We saved Vizo's.

Before (USB connector stripped off) - After (soldered back)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Slovenia: Hiking to Begunjščica & Slovenian Statehood Day

Vizo, Kralj and me went on a hike to one of the highest mountains in the vicinity. We gathered at 7 a.m. and started hiking towards our first stop.

Our first break on Koča na Prevalu mountain hut, 1311 m

On the way to Roblekov dom na Begunjščici mountain hut a short 1 minute brake

Quick look in the manganese mine on the Shepherd's path. Beginnings of mining of manganese ore on the slopes of Begunjščica reach back to the early 19th century. Initially, ore was transported by self weighted sleighs in the winter and by single ax carts without the rear wheels along narrow paths in the summertime. The last part of the cart was sliding on the floor and decelerating it. In the valley the ore got unloaded to the ordinary carts and was driven to ironworks of Gorenjska. Manganese ore was important to ironworks for the ability of manganese compounds to desulfur pig iron and give it an elastic alloy. With the discovery of the new process, the need for manganese ore increased sharply. Technical Director of Kranjska Industrijska družba (KID), Lambert von Pantz added to the iron ore manganese ore, which was dug in Begunjščica. He achieved that the KID was the first blast furnace in the world that obtained an alloy of iron and manganese - feromanganese, which brought worldwide fame to the inventor and to ironworks of Javornik. They were awarded for their product in exhibitions in Vienna (1873) and Philadelphia (1876). In Florjan, Ferdinand and Maximiljan pit around 130000 tons of ore, containing about 30% of manganese, were dug up until the closure of the mining district in 1915. Source: from the sign next to the mine.

View to Lake Bled and our highest mountain Triglav

Stol, the highest peak of Karawanks on the left and Vrtača on the right

From the top of Begunjščica we descended to Dom na Zelenici mountain hut (left picture)

Quick descent

Begunjščica, 2060 m a.m.s.l.

Nice six our hike from home

On this day we also have a holiday in Slovenia. Statehood Day commemorates the country's declaration of independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. My neighbour Vid was part of the celebration programme that occurred in Ljubelj and we went up there to see it. After the official programme we had a free goulash.

Kids from Podljubelj primary school waiting for their act

Vid and his performance

Saturday, June 22, 2013


Slovenia, Croatia: Bicycle trip from home to Hrvatsko Zagorje

Another tick on my to do list was made with this trip from home to Prigorje, Hrvatsko Zagorje, where we have a weekend house.

Arrived after more than 8 hours

The longest bicycle trip in my life so far, unfortunately the Garmin battery died

Friday, June 21, 2013


Slovenia: Paraziti p.13 in Casa Latina

In the evening I went to a concert of a local band in Casa Latina.

Thursday, June 20, 2013


Slovenia: With bicycle to work and back

Today Petra joined me on my morning bicycle trip to work, so we took the road on the right bank of river Sava.

At work, I had to perform full power test on a card I am developing. Voltmeter, low resistance load, temperature camera and powerful current supply were used.

Before the test, hope I won't blow up something.

340 degrees C on resistors and almost 1000W, test passed.

Another bicycle trip to work and back

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Slovenia: Morning hike to Tolsti vrh

The idea for the morning hike was following Rok and me for quite some time and today we realized it. The start of the hike was set at 2 a.m. in the morning and with a short 10 minute delay we started walking in hot night towards Koča na Kriški gori mountain hut, where we took a short break to find a geocache.

Geocache on Kriška gora, Paragliders' playground, GC1BMVC

We quickly found it and we were already on the way to our destination, Tolsti vrh, 1715 m a.m.s.l. After 2 hour from the start we reached the top.

Rok and me on Tolsti vrh at 5 a.m. in the morning

The valley is slowly waking up

Sunrise from Tolsti vrh with the view to Storžič

On the top we had Laško beer, we took some photos of the sunrise and then we started with our descent toward our cars. Just after six we got there and at 7 a.m. we were already at work.

Early morning roundtrip hike to Tolsti vrh

Sunday, June 16, 2013


Slovenia: Bicycle: Jerebikovec

A while ago I met my schoolmate and we decided to have a bicycle tour and today was the day. We met in Lesce and rode towards Bled and Spodnje Gorje, where we turned left for our destination, Jerebikovec. We cycled on long undulating plateau Mežakla and after a couple of breaks and a short hike we arrived to the top, 1593 m a.m.s.l.

Small bivouac on the top for shelter in time of thunderstorm

Schoolmates after 15 years, Tuši and Janez

View from the top could be outstanding, but we didn't have that much luck

After 8 hours I was back in Bistrica pri Tržiču, where I left my bicycle and joined my friends with iceecram

Friday, June 14, 2013


Slovenia: Schoolmates Gathering

After more than a year, schoolmates from 4.b Gymnasium Kranj gathered again and although only 11 people came we had a nice evening with old photos, pizzas and beers.

Gathering in 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013


Slovenia: Bicycle: Home - Work - Home

2nd ride to work with a bicycle this year

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Slovenia: Hiking: Ljubelj - Zelenica - Ljubelj Pass - Ljubelj

After work I decided to do some hiking, so I drove 3 kilometres to Ljubelj, from where I started ascending towards Dom na Zelenici mountain hut.

Half way up


Look back on the way to Koča na Ljubelju mountain hut


Ljubelj Pass

Wonderfull 2 hour hike

Sunday, June 09, 2013


Slovenia: Bicycle: 156 kilometres on Marathon Franja

After a short night with plenty of beers Aleš picked me up in the morning and drove me and my bicycle to Ljubljana, where the start of the marathon was.

Marathon Franja was premierely organized on 22nd July, 1982 by our cycling club Rog (Rog at that time was a well established Slovenian bicycle manufacturing company). Organizers back then decided to name it after World War II hidden hospital (now protected as a war monument) which the marathon passes on its way, thus paying tribute to the bravery of medical personnel, taking care of wounded Partisans and allied armed forces.

Waiting at the start at BTC city

50 km before the finish line in Gorenja vas they served a nice energy beer

Saturday, June 08, 2013


Slovenia: Quick motorbike tour

Weather was nice and Tomaž and me did a quick motorbike tour on local roads with a stop at a moto gathering in Žiri.

Quick afternoon stop at Moto gathering in Žiri

Quick ride on local roads

Friday, June 07, 2013


Slovenia: Bicycle: From work back home

After work my friend Pirgo joined me and we cycled back towards our homes. It started to rain and he had a little misfortune and on the other hand also luck, that nothing serious happened.
Nothing broken, just hurt pride

Long way home

Thursday, June 06, 2013


Slovenia: Bicycle: Home - Work

With bicycle from home to work in Trzin with co-worker Grega, who joined me in Kranj and after work a shourt cruise to Ljubljana.

Saturday, June 01, 2013


Slovenia: 18th Bicycle Cherry Marathon

With co-workers we attended the Cherry Marathon, that runs from Ljubljana to the west of Slovenia, Goriška brda with a finish in wine cellar in Dobrovo. We started at 8:30 a.m. from Ljubljana.

Start of the Marathon

After 108 kilometers we were at the finish line

Almost 1000 cyclist were on the road
Nice track from Ljubljana over Črni Vrh to Goriška Brda

Since we were one of the largest groups we received a trophy and we had a good reason to celebrate with Ribolla.

Cherry queen (Martina Sirk), the king and Ribolla Queen (Jana Drnovšček)

In the afternoon we had a bus back to Ljubljana. Since the Saturday still didn't end, I attended a birthday party of my friend Joža. He was celebrating his 50th birthday. Cheers Joža!

Official uniform @ the party: 50 beers 4 50 years