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Wednesday, November 30, 2016


Slovenia: Happy Birthday Nada, Hike to Povna peč

Today, Nada celebrated her birthday and while she was preparing everything for the evening, I quickly explored some new routes to nearby hill, Povna peč, 1503 m.

Happy Birthday Nada!

View towards the east with Košutica and Veliki vrh

Afternoon hike

Saturday, November 26, 2016


Slovenia: AO Tržič Closing Party

Alpine Section AO Tržič organizes a closing party every year at the end of the season and so they did it today. With Nada we hiked to Dom na Zelenici over Planina Korošica, Koča na Ljubelju and Vrh Ljubeljščice and we arrived just on time.

First we had a presentation about climbing in Yosemite National Park, held by Jure and Slavc and then the main event came, the official end of the training course for alpinists, where 6 guys became trainees, they just had to finish some basic test in front of the jury and the audience. As always, they all passed, and we all laughed for more than an hour.

The event finished with the last point in the agenda, miscellaneous.

Hike before the main event

I reserved a special bed. On the right, the tools used for final tests.

This year Rok, Žiga, Jernej, Benjamin, David and Matic became trainees.

Hike to the event and the next day back to starting point

Sunday, November 20, 2016


Slovenia: Hike to Golovec, Jecola, Smokuški vrh and Sankaška koča

At around noon Nada and me decided for an easy hike and for our main destination we chose the peak called Smokuški vrh, 1122 m. We started our hike in Rodine over saddle Golovec to Jecola, 1080 m. We continued to the highest peak today, Smokuški vrh, also called Vrh peči. We made a descent over Sankaška koča mountain hut, were we stopped for a quick refreshment, back to our starting point.

Cross on Golovec, 868 m

View from Jecola towards Upper Ljubljana Basin

View from Smokuški vrh towards Lake Bled

Jecola and Smokuški vrh were our peaks today

GeoCaches found:
- Smokuški vrh - križ, GC41X1T
- Jecola, 1080m, GC5PCN6
- Smokuški vrh, 1122m, GC5PCNH
- Sankaska koca / Sledge Hut, GC36284

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


Slovenia: Grne

Our great chef at our work, Vlado, prepared a special food for the chosen ones. It was Grne, traditional Macedonian cuisine. The dish is cooked in clay pot, called grne, and consists of various types of meat and vegetables. One word: delicious!

Grne in grne. Both the food and the bowl are called Grne - Photos by Grega Kimovec 

Delicious lunch - Photo by Grega Kimovec

Happy Aviat family @ lunch - Photo by Grega Kimovec

After work, Nada and me picked up a couple o GeoCaches around Komenda and Šenčur.

A square in front of the parish church dedicated to Saint Peter and a monument dedicated to Peter Pavel Glavar, a Carniolan Roman Catholic priest, beekeeper, writer, and businessman.

A pond near Šenčur

Twin churches with a single shared spire in the village Srednja Vas pri Šenčurju are dedicated to Saint Radegund and Saint Catherine. Saint Radegunde's is the older of the two with a Romanesque nave and Gothic frescoes from around 1440. Saint Catherine's is younger with a choir dated 1535.

GeoCaches found:
- Komenda – cerkveni hrib, Multi, GC6FBH9
- Planinski raj, GC3ARAH
- Katarina in Radegunda, GC3BMCA

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


Slovenia: Jean-Michel Jarre in Stožice

We bought the tickets for Jean-Michel Jarre concert a while ago and today it was D-day. Jean-Michel Jarre is a pioneer in the electronic, ambient, and new-age genres, and known as an organiser of outdoor spectacles of his music featuring lights, laser displays, and fireworks. He visited Ljubljana as part of his Electronica world tour, playing songs from his last two albums, Electronica 1: The Time Machine and Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise.

Quick dinner before the concert and to celebrate Nada's new job

Jean-Michel Jarre Live - Electronica Tour Trailer

Ticket for the concert


Light effects

Some songs from Jean-Michel Jarre:

Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygene IV Penguins

Jean-Michel Jarre, Edward Snowden - Exit

Jean-Michel Jarre - Equinoxe, Pt. 4

Sunday, November 13, 2016


Slovenia: Hiking and Sledding on Stari Ljubelj

In the mountains we already have snow and so it is on Stari Ljubelj. In the morning Nada and me checked the track, so we hiked up and back down (Garmin Connect). After lunch, the whole family decided to go back with sled (Garmin Connect) and it was great. Today we also both achived a milestone called 40 ascents to Stari Ljubelj in 2016. Cheers!

Conditions are great

40 times in 2016 to Koča na Ljubelju mountain hut, 1370 m

View from the hut

Ready, Steady, Go

Nada on track

Saturday, November 12, 2016


Slovenia: Martinovanje - St. Martin's Day

In Slovenia, St. Martin's Day marks the day when the must traditionally turns to wine. The must is usually considered impure and sinful, until it is baptised and turned into wine. With Nada, we decided to celebrate this important day in Butoraj in Bela Krajina. Big thanks to our host Jasmina for taking us into their wine cellar.

Group photo in the wine cellar

GeoCache found:
- jtee visits her family, GC5XYBX

Sunday, November 06, 2016


Slovenia: Series Chuck

Today I finished with series Chuck, an American action-comedy/spy-drama television series. The series is about an "average computer-whiz-next-door" named Chuck Bartowski, who receives an encoded e-mail from an old college friend now working for the CIA. The message embeds the only remaining copy of a software program containing the United States' greatest spy secrets into Chuck's brain, leading the CIA and the NSA to assign him handlers and use him on top-secret missions.

Chuck, 5 seasons, 91 episodes, from 2007 to 2012, IMDb rating 8.2

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Saturday, November 05, 2016


Slovenia: GeoCaching and Spa in Snovik

Rainy day was all about GeoCaching and relaxation in the nearby Spa in Snovik.

Monument at the Karolinska land is standing in front of the bridge over Ižica. Placed by the inhabitants of Ljubljana in 1834 as a sign of gratitude for making roads (1825-1827), which runs from Ljubljana to Ig and which were visited by Emperor Franz I. and Empress Karolina in 1830.

The Church of St. Michael, built between 1937 and 1940 at Ljubljana Marshes, belongs among the architect Jože Plečnik's most original creations. It combines the features of Greek temples with those of the churches of the Slovenian Kras region, which are characterised by open belfries as part of their front facades.

Today we found the last 2 missing pieces of this foot.

Church of St. Cunigund in Tabor nad Ihanom. The bell tower doesn't look like this, it's just a feature when you make a panorama photo with a Samsung phone. Read more about the church - click.

- Partizan, GC324TP
- Spomenik na Karolinski zemlji, GC34X03
- Plečnikova cerkev v Črni vasi, GC6A289
- Step-by-Step #1 Geosledec Trail, Mystery, GC56P95
- Step-by-Step #16 Geosledec Trail, Mystery, GC56P4C
- Vse najboljse, Kassiopeia82! - Happy birthday!, GC2ZA1K
- Spomenik padlim (Sela), GC6GY46
- Polje, GC4T6NX
- Obvozna proga XI: Postaja Bericevo, GC343X6
- Obvozna proga X: Nadvoz Brinje, GC35136
- TA-B-OR, Multi, GC5PAY1
- Snovik, GC3A4FJ

Friday, November 04, 2016


Slovenia: GIFF 2016

In the evening Nada and me attended the event GIFF (GeoCaching International Film Festival) in Ljubljana, where they showed us 16 short movies and then we voted for a Slovenian winner. We finished the day in a nearby pub Kratochwill.

Ticket for the GIFF 2016

GIFF 2016 viewers (photo taken from http://www.geocacher.si/, where also the report of the event in Slovene is)

The winner was the German movie - The FTF-Hunter

GeoCaches found:
- Zelezniski muzej / Railway museum, Mystery, GC2V2HK, that received a visit by "Hjärtat", TB3MQ3N
- GIFF vikend 2016 v Sloveniji, EventCache, GC6NT22, where I dropped off trackable item "Hjärtat", TB3MQ3N and discovered the following trackables:

  • 12 Days of Caching, TB22666
  • Journey of Peace - Go East, TB5Z1ZB
  • Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System Geocoin, TB57RWJ
  • Lina's birthplace, TB4JCN0
  • Johnny Cache, TB5KEDB
  • Track-A-Tag - Flip flop, TB6P65N
  • Vindication1's Quadrant Geocoin, TB5BFY4
  • Ursus maritimus, save my world!, TB5KBDK
  • Geocaching - All In One Geocoin 2008, TB2DXNJ
  • Vecernicek, TB3E5XA
  • Pepi Penguin, TB4X33V
  • The little mouse with big heart, TB5RB1C
  • Cachekinz, TB53BW8
  • Jack Buddy, TB65KFP
  • Black Cat Geocoin - Halloween 2015, TB2869T
  • Bûbbles Dog Tag, TB4JW5N
  • Mr. Jingles, TB7GDTR
  • Marmot Tag, TB7GFTZ
  • Peace!, TB62ACJ
  • Madame Dize, TB5K3J0
  • Return to Neanderthal Georattler Geocoin No. 1, TB34BGN
  • RY's Travelling Bug, TB3930V
  • Rupert the Travelling Bear, TB27A34
  • hian Barcelona, TB653P3
  • GB-CRO Friendship, TB7R139
  • "Schererville, United States of America" Unite for Diabetes Travel Bug, TB1BGT4
  • Go green!, TB47A38
  • Travel Bug "Ansichtskarten", TB32P09
  • cu @ hell Geocoin, TB7ACTB
  • Easter Bunny Bicycle Geocoin, TB6DYPK
  • bunny, TB7NADC
  • Travel Bug Fish, TB33CTB
  • Geocaching 2015 HQ Geocoin, TB7A2KQ
  • Kurt die Patrone (.45 ACP), TB6KHC5
  • Pradědeček ČINGISCHÁN/Great Grandfather GENGHIS KHAN, TB6CHG6
  • Münster/Westf./BRD ist nicht weit :-), TB61HVY
  • (Sea)Ports Compass Rose, TB5NDMQ
  • Greek Gods Geocoin - Tyche, TB7DF26
  • kiwiDD's Donut, TB6HZE8
  • Gary, TB5CCXT
  • Juuichiban v2, TB4FQGM
  • Myles Anchient Creature, TB4Y6CJ
  • Star Map Geocoin, TB511YK
  • Zacharias Zecke, TB5096K
  • Bunny Boarder, TB4XT8A
  • Travel Bug Dog Tag, TB58607
  • Jammy MacFlammy, TB401X8
  • The Norwegian Explorer, TB7MWNE
  • In Memory of Wessex Warrior, TB6RJM7
  • shaktimaan´s FIFA 2006 Geocoin, TBTDV8
  • Templar Geocoin, TB4M2Y9
  • Loughborough Sockman Geocoin, TB717Z3
  • Brothers in Arms Peg, TB4XA9Q
  • Imbibing Imber TB, TB74P02
  • Santjas Photo Collector, TB6F9D0
  • African Adventure, TB4JPJ6
  • Nermal the Gloworm, TB2A044
  • HQ Logbook Geocoin, TB6W14K
  • GEO Sova's Signal Bottle Opener Geocoin, TB7KNNY
  • Kabul-Zagreb Express, TB4K882
  • Event im grünen Herzen 2016 - Geocoin, TB7XND2
  • Croatia Flag Micro Geocoin, TB4GAE6
  • Croatia Flag Micro Geocoin, TB4GAFE
  • Sova prijateljstva - The owl of friendship, TB7JHT5
  • HR_s00va Deadly Duck on a tour, TB80KEH
  • German Reviewer Coin – Stamp Tool (LE), TB7BC61
  • Two Countries United GB+HR by turnyt for HR_s00va, TB7PCXQ
  • HR_s00va's GIGA Gutenberg 2015 Geocoin, TB74BC8
  • HR_s00va's Red Signal - the GIGA Gutenberg Token, TB77JK4
  • HR_s00va's The Giant GIGA Gutenberg Coin, TB76CD3
  • GEO Sova Reviewers TB, TB706XJ
  • German Reviewer Geocoin 2012 - It's just a game! Reviewer (only) Edition, TB52618
  • NE Geo Supplies Trackable, TB7R13B
  • Volunteer Compass Geocoin, TB71F19
  • German Reviewer Coin – Stamp Tool, TB7BBCJ
  • Czech Republic Flag Micro Geocoin, TB4HENT
  • May the 4th Be With You - The Cache Awakens Geocoin, TB7VAH8
  • HR_s00va's GPS Maze Europe 2015 Mainz, TB76NCF
  • GEO Sova's 2015 Lackey Geocoin, TB7KPG4
  • Travel Bug Dog Tag, TB49PHT
  • mmacfarland turtle 006, TB74R4G
  • Geocaching HQ Tag, TB6Y1PA
  • Lackey Tag, TB77B24
  • Napuh Kremenčkovih, TB80WYR
  • Pohlep Kremenčkovih, TB80V9J
  • Požrešnost Kremenčkovih, TB80NHV
  • Igor's Volunteer Name Badge, TB770C6

Wednesday, November 02, 2016


Slovenia: After Work GeoCaching

Before I picked up Nada I quickly found 3 GeoCaches.

GeoCaches found (all received a visit by trackable item "Hjärtat", TB3MQ3N):
- Bye Bye Holidays, GC6KFYJ
- Sorško polje, GC6E4J2

Tuesday, November 01, 2016


Austria: Hike to Grlovec

Today Nada and me decided to conquer a new nearby peak, quite unknown to the Slovenes, called Grlovec. If the NW slopes of Ferlacher Horn / Grlovec are almost vertical, falling down in Kotla ravine, the other side is more gentle, covered with woods almost to the baldy, grassy summit. We chose the ascent from an in called Deutscher Peter and on our way up we also made a short detour over the Oselca / Eselsattel saddle.

Oselca saddle and reminder, how a poaching ended badly in 1921, where 2 young poachers were caught. One, 20-year-old Folti was killed by a head shot, while the other escaped uninjured. (from a book "Rosentaler Wanderschritte" by Hans M. Tuschar)

Fog stayed in the valley, while we enjoyed in the sun

Amazing view from the top of Grlovec, 1840 m

It serves also as a take off site for paragliders

High above the sea

Autumn is here

Back in the forest

603 was our number today and it is a great track

Another new hill with awesome view was conquered today

We finished the day with kremšnita

GeoCaches found (all received a visit by trackable item "Hjärtat", TB3MQ3N):
- Eselsattel, GC3PZQ5
- Tomkov Folti ?, GC3AGNA
- View from work, GCWRAM