Sunday, November 29, 2015
In the morning Nada and me descended back home from Zelenica (track) and in the afternoon I took her hiking to Kršiše (track), so that our friends had time to prepare everything for the surprise party for her birthday, which will be tomorrow.
Preparations while we were hiking
|After the song performed by accordionist Žiga and singers we ate something. Happy Birthday Nada!|
|Result in the morning|
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Slovenia: AO Tržič closing party
Yesterday, Johnny, Janez, Jernej, Tomi and me carried a lot of supplies to Dom na Zelenici mountain hut for today's party, which Alpine Section Tržič organizes every year for the end of the season. Party started at 17:30 and the first part was my presentation of our Mount Kenya trip.
2nd and the most interesting part was the end of our training course and 7 of us became trainees, but the final test was at the party, where we had to present our skill in front of the jury.
We all passed with flying colours and red painful asses and after dinner, where we ate deer goulash, the party began.
|7 future trainees: Johnny, Metod, Tomaž - Ciril, Tuši, Matic, Klara and Samo|
|Passing an egg|
|Mime artist Klara|
|We had a big audience|
Hike to Zelenica
Monday, November 23, 2015
We woke up in a frozen morning and my car, Angie, was totally frozen, but the event of the day was to visit the theatre Špas teater in Mengeš, where they performed a comedy called "Slovenian Literature from A to Z" - "Slovenska literatura od A do Ž". It was a good one, after some time without mentioning politicians and Bosnians, so I recommend it.
|Poster for the show|
|Main actors, Jaša Jamnik, Lado Bizovičar and Jernej Čampelj|
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Our dog Ben loves the snow, so Nada and me took him with us to a hike to a nearby peak called Vrh Ljubeljščice. We all had great time.
|The crew: Nada, Ben and me|
|View from the peak|
|Sun was hiding behind the clouds and Begunjščica, 2060 m|
|Selfie on top|
|Men in Black|
|With the view to the East, Košutica and Veliki vrh|
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Slovenia: GeoCaching around Bled
Winter is coming and a lazy day was ahead of us. Since we could stay at home, Nada and me decided to find couple of GeoCaches around Lake Bled.
|St. Martin's Parish Church, a Gothic Revival structure was built from 1903 until 1905 according to plans by the Austrian architect Friedrich von Schmidt, with minor modifications, particularly in regard to internal equipment, by the architect Josip Vancaš. It was built by the Gustav Tönnies Company from Ljubljana.|
Around the church
|View to the Bled Island|
|If it is not to cold for them, it's not too cold for us|
- Sv. Martin – Bled, GC259TE
- Oglarjenje / Charcoaling, GC66DVX, where I discovered trackable items "Marco Polo Travel Bug", TB61RX7, "Schnaps & Schnittchen", TB5J8BX, "Roller Derby Dolphin", TB6AF2D, "Schnuppsi´s Talk Like a Pirate Geocoin", TB6VKR4, "ORI Space Gate Geocoin", TB43E6N, and took "Zelda 2 the Zebra Travel Tag", TB3FNKH, that visited the rest of the GeoCaches today.
- Vila Rustika / Villa Rustica, GC2VR63
- S: Ata Smrk / Papa Smurf - 1/24, GC350BJ
Friday, November 20, 2015
On Friday evening, Nada and me decided to see a movie Mr. Holmes, which was presented to us as part of Ljubljana International Film Festival - LIFFE.
Prior to the move we found some GeoCaches and had a dinner by Ljubljanica river in the capital.
|From IMDb: An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes, deals with early dementia, as he tries to remember his final case and a woman, the memory of whom still haunts him. He also befriends a fan, the young son of his housekeeper, who wants him to work again.|
|Ticket to the movie, that didn't convince me|
- Geosledec star #1, Mystery, GC60C6Z
- Geosledec star #2, Mystery, GC60C8H
- Geosledec star #3, Mystery, GC60C9C
- Geosledec star #4, Mystery, GC60CAB
- Old Bunker, GC2JK7D
- Geosledec star #5, Mystery, GC60CB0
- Geosledec star #6, Mystery, GC60CBK
- Geosledec star #7, Mystery, GC60CC5
- Geosledec star #8, Mystery, GC60CCH
- Ljubljana/ Walk in the City/Sprehod po mestu, Multi, GCR44K
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Slovenia: Hike to Mirna gora
After a heavy night it is always good to go out a bit and with Nada we decided to conquer the highest "mountain" of Bela krajina (White Carniola), Mirna gora, 1047 m. After this quick roundtrip we also did another GeoCaching circle, where we picked up "Divji potok" caches.
|On the highest peak of Bela krajina|
|Tower just below the peak|
|Dragon valley with the dragon. Can you see it?|
Divji potok took us to 5 GeoCaches
Nice trail by the creek
- Mirna gora (1047m), GC2ARXV, where I placed trackable item "Schankweiler", TB6JHMQ
- Divji potok - mravlja, GC5J9F8
- Divji potok - škorpijon, GC5J9FY
- Divji potok, multi, GC5J9R3
- Divji potok - kobilica, GC5J9GC
- Divji potok - čebela, GC5J9HA
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Slovenia: GeoCaching, Southernmost point of Slovenia, Climbing, Feast of St. Martin
This weekend belonged to St. Martin and with Nada we decided to visit one of the wine regions of Slovenia, Bela krajina (White Carniola). Since the party started in the evening, we had the whole day to get there, so we spiced it up a little with GeoCaching and climbing.
Part 1 was GeoCaching on the way to the climbing area. We stopped at many nice places.
First stop: Waterfalls on Creek Bajdinc. The creek Bajdinc has its source under the hill of St. Ahac and extends into a narrow and deep ravine, where the creek flows over many jumps and also forms four waterfalls.
Another stop: Trubar Homestead was opened at Velike Lašče in 1986 on the 400th anniversary of the death of Primož Trubar (1508–1586), founder of the literary Slovene language and leader of the Protestant Reformation movement in Slovenia.
|Around the museum|
|Free things are always worth visiting and this one was really awesome|
|We continued to Kočevje|
|St. Bartholomew's Parish Church in Rinža|
Another Cache, another nice landmark - Kostel castle. Unfortunately it was closed due to restoration at the time of our visit.
|The southernmost point of Slovenia ...|
|... is along Kolpa river.|
We came to the 2nd stage of our trip, which was climbing in quite new climbing wall in Damelj. They equipped 7 routes and we climbed 3 of them. Since they don't have any grades yet, I would marked them with 4 and 5. We will definitely come back here.
|We had lunch next to Kolpa river|
And the final part was dedicated to Sanctus Martinus Turonensis. We settled in Bereča vas and we had a nice evening with Nada's friends. Later we visited some friends in Butoraj and we finished the wine ceremony in Črnomelj. Cheers!
- Zeleni Jure
- Bajdinški slapovi/ Waterfalls on Creek Bajdinc, GC40R1B
- E6_SLO_51, GC408JZ
- First Slovene book, Multi, GC1VKMD, where I placed TB "P Wee the penguin", TB33C54, that was with me at previous GeoCaches and I took "Schankweiler", TB6JHMQ, that stayed with me at next caches.
- Deklica s piščalko, GC667ZX
- Kostel, Multi, GC2XCKF
- Prelesje, GC5C379
- Slo_S, Multi, GC27W9V