Saturday, July 27, 2013
Weather forecast was promising for paragliding so Primož and me took our equipment and drove with Danica to Lake Bohinj, where we met with our instructors. They told us to wait till the afternoon, but we couldn't do that, so we only enjoyed a couple of hours by the lake.
Friday, July 26, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Another day, another bicycle ride. This afternoon I took the road I never rode before, although it is very close to my home and it was brilliant.
|My first stop was at Planina Planinca, 1136 m|
|Time for a short break with my snow white|
|Exhausting way up, but a man's got to do what a man's got to do.|
|Finally at the highest point, from where you can see Koča na Prevalu mountain hut and Dobrča.|
3 hour ride: Podljubelj - Tržič - Bistrica pri Tržiču - Slatna - Begunje - Planina Planinca - Preval - Podljubelj.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Slovenia: With bicycle to Ljubelj Pass & New resitents at home
In the afternoon I quickly went on the bicycle and after 1 hour and 10 minutes I was at my destination, Ljubelj Pass. Way down was much quicker and it took me only 10 minutes.
|On the border between Austria and Slovenia|
1 hour and 20 minutes for a nice roundtrip
When I arrived back home I checked our animals and our rabbit had small babies.
More than 3 definitely, but you shouldn't touch them when they are so young, so we will wait for an exact number.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
First expedition of the day was to visit the Kozjak waterfall. Grega, Janez, Tjaša and me drove to Kobarid, from where we took a short hike to the waterfall.
|Crossing the Soča river with my co-rider Tjaša|
|Waterfall Small Kozjak falls 8 meters|
Path towards Kozjak waterfall
|The picturesque Kozjak waterfall (15 m) is caught in a stony amphitheatre not far away from Kobarid. It can be reached by an easy walking path by the riverbed of the emerald Soča River.|
|Break for the beer in a nearby restaurant|
|We continued to Nadiža river, where we rest/swim for a while|
|Nadiža originates under the massive Stol range. At the foot of mount Matajur it turns south, crosses the border into Italy and concludes it’s 60 kilometer journey when it joins the river Ter (Torre).|
In the afternoon we left the Soča valley and with two stops, in Škofja Loka and in Kranj, we got back home, ready to go to work tomorrow.
Around Soča valley with a car and back home with a motorbike
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Wind and rain stopped over the night and the sun came out. While Mare, Polona, Tjaša and me had breakfast, our tent was drying. After the breakfast, Polona and Mare went riding the bicycles and Tjaša and me continued with a motorbike to Robidišče, Slovenia's westernmost settlement.
|Breakfast time in Camp Liza|
|Arrived to the westernmost Slovenian settlement, famous for cheeses, so we bought some goat and sheep cheese.|
|Stone Napoleon’s bridge across the River Nadiža dates to around 1812 and stands mute testament to the routes crossing the area since at least the time of Ancient Rome. Click on pdf, to learn more about the area.|
|People swimming in Nadiža river|
|Entrance fee: 4€ per adult person. Publication about the area can be viewed in pdf.|
First we crossed The Devil's Bridge. Devil’s Bridge (Hudičev most) and the road leading to the village of Zadlaz-Čadrg were commissioned in 1907 by the Tolmin mayor’s office. The road was built by locals, together with workers from the Bohinj Railway at the beginning of the twentieth century. The bridge was originally made of wood, and was later, under the Italian government, replaced with iron. At that time the bridge was given its name that is still used today.
Our second destination was Zadlaška jama (Dante’s cave). The cave is named by the village Zadlaz and is one of the many caves, by which were flowing off the waters of the Soča glacier. In the cave are three chamber rooms, the cave interlacement is 1140 metres long and 41 metres deep. In the beginning of the 14th century the patriarch Pagano della Torre in Tolmin hosted the poet Dante Alighieri, which had at that time visited the cave and find in it the inspiration for the Pekel (Hell) in his poem Božanska komedija (Divine Comedy). After that poet the cave got the second name.
|Medvedova glava (The Bear’s head) is the name of a natural bridge – a large rock which got stuck, who knows when, between the walls of the Zadlaščica canyon.|
|Since the water of the Zadlaščica literally jumps from one pool to another, it creates picturesque cascades flowing through the gorge which is why the locals started calling it Skakalce or in English The Jumps.|
Devil's bridge from the bottom of the Tolminka gorge
|Thermal spring with an average temperature of between 18.8 and 20.8 °C (the temperature of the Tolminka River is 5 to 9 °C).|
Our tour of this area was finished, therefore we continued up to the village Čadrg, where we took a short walk to one of the sightseeing point and on our way back we bought some cheese, known as Tolminec, one of Slovenian indigenous cheeses (in the time of writining besides Nanos cheese (Nanoški sir), Bovec cheese (Bovški sir) and Mohant).
|The remains of lime kiln (frnaža) (use your imagination to see it on the photo) is a testament to a once immensely important, but now almost extinct, lime burning industry. Up to the second half of the 20th century, lime was in very high demand as it was the most common mortar binder used in construction. In remote villages and Alps, lime burning continued until the construction of roads. The first thing that had to be done before the construction of any new building could start was to light the fire and start the lime kiln.|
|View from Žlejžn view point #1|
|View from Žlejžn view point #2|
|Receipt for the Tolminec cheese|
Our host for today, Grega, was already waiting for us, so after a quick stop for a beer we joined him and his friend Janez in Prapetno. We decided to do some shopping and then go to the Soča river for a swim.
|O, Marija (Mary)|
|Soča river - The Emerald Beauty|
Grega filled up a boat for me and Tjaša
|Click on the image to enlarge and you will see a lot of paragliders in the air|
|Life is good #1|
Life is good #2
|Caught the breakfast for tomorrow|
Riding/Hiking/Driving/Swimming/Floating in Soča valley
Friday, July 19, 2013
Friday, after I finished working, I took my motorbike and picked up my friend Tjaša. We decided to explore the Soča valley, one of the most beautiful parts of Slovenia. On our first night, we decided to stay in one of the camps in Bovec.
|Camp Liza was or choice|
In the camp Mare and Polona joined us and we had a nice evening with couple of drinks by the fire.