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Saturday, December 31, 2016


Slovenia: Soča Trail and New Year's Eve in Trenta

For today we chose a shorter hike, which is a part of Soča trail. Soča trail is the first nature trail in Triglav national park and it runs along the Soča river, from its source to the town of Bovec. We hiked the upper part of the trail to the village of Trenta and on our way we stopped at some interesting places.

In the evening we played rummy and when the New Year was a few minutes away from us, all the people from the 3 apartments gathered outside and together we counted the last seconds till the New Year.


Soča spring was empty, so we had to quench our thirst with something else

Kekec homestead - Kekčeva domačija

Dr. Julius Kugy monument

Rummy time

Happy New Year from us (Vid, Žiga, Tuši, Nada, Borut and Tanja)

Easy afternoon hike

GeoCaches found:
- Triglav National Park / Izviru Soce, GC1C7E
J. K., Mystery, GC1D7MC

Some statistics for 2016 (Tuši, Angie, GeoCaching):

Friday, December 30, 2016


Slovenia: Zadnjiški Ozebnik and Veliki Konj

In the morning my neighbour Borut and me decided to go hiking. We chose a less known peak called Zadnjiški Ozebnik. With a short detour we also conquered a mountain called Veliki Konj and in the end we made a nice 17 km roundtrip.

We signed in the "book", where a famous person Alojzij Žakelj also signed in a couple of days before we did. On the right, mountains Pihavec and Triglav.

Panorama from the top

Quick detour, ridge towards another new 2000 meter high peak, Veliki Konj, 2034 m

View back to Zadnjiški Ozebnik, 2084 m, and Triglav

Trenta - Trebiški dol - Zadnjiški Ozebnik - Veliki Konj - Zadnjiški dol - Zadnjica - Trenta

In the evening, Nada and me decided to visit BOFF, Bovec Outdoor Film festival, where we saw three good movies. First one was Crossing Iceland, followed by Dodos Delight and Holy (Un)holy River.

Ticket for the event

Crossing Iceland

Jerome Josserand visited Iceland that charmed him with its natural beauty and excellent conditions for kiteing. He decided to return there and kite from North to South of Iceland, 200 km in only one day.

Dodos Delight

Jump on board a madcap sailing adventure to the biggest rock walls in the Arctic Circle with a team of elite climbers as zany as they are talented. Amongst rough seas, falling rocks and freezing temperatures, a hilarious and badass gang of adventurers forge bold new routes and have the time of their lives.

Holy (Un)holy River

A source to sea journey expedition down India’s 1500-mile Ganges River.

Thursday, December 29, 2016


Slovenia: Drive to Trenta with GeoCaching

With Nada we decided to spend the New Year in Trenta with our neighbours, so today after lunch we decided to drove there and on our way we picked up a couple of GeoCaches.

Old railway bridge and a bunker

Towards another cache with the view to the stone face of Ajdovska deklica (Heathen Maiden) in the northern face of Prisank.

Signing the logbook


GeoCaches found:
- Bunker Serie #24 "bridgehead", GC6HZW3
- Ajdovska deklica - Heathen Maiden, GC6P4R3
- Vrsic Viewpoint, GC3T0BG

Tuesday, December 27, 2016


Slovenia: 4th Traditional Hike to Kriška gora, The Nutcracker (Hrestač)

Before New Year, Klemen, Dejan and me decided to go to our 4th traditional before New Year's eve hike. Our destination wanted to be the same as previous years, Kriška gora, 1471 m. Since the hut wasn't opened last year, we checked the opening hours this year, so that we wouldn't be disappointed again and we did a good call. The hut remained closed this year, so we rerouted our hike.

We started in Podljubelj and we ascended to the ridge, that is also the border between Austria and Slovenia. We followed it for some time, conquered the peaks called Povna peč, 1503 m, Vrh Ljubeljščice, 1704 m, and Spodnji Plot, 1682 m. Finally we descended to Dom na Zelenici mountain hut, 1536 m, where we had our first refreshment drink. Soon we returned back to the valley and the hike was complete.

Reports from first, second and last year's hike: 12643, 13010, 13374.

Our ridge and peaks

The last, a bit more difficult part

Spodnji Plot, just a few minutes away from the beer

The ridge continues, we don't

In the evening we decided to see The Nutcracker - A Christmas Carol (Hrestač - Božična zgodba), a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

The Nutcracker – A Christmas Carol, created by the choreographer and director Youri Vámos is a great hit among our ballet lovers, as its magic conjures up to them the festive atmosphere every single Christmas and New Year Holiday. Story: The main character is a stingy misanthrope, who hates Christmas. His nightmares make him aware of all the wrong that he has caused in his life, so he repents and turns into a loving and generous man.


Nutcracker team: Maša, Petra, Nada, Andreja, Klara and somewhere in the back, Tuši

Monday, December 26, 2016


Slovenia: Movie Day

Today I had a movie day and I watched a couple of action movies, The Bourne LegacyJason Bourne and Spectre.


I watched 2 more movies from Bourne film series

For dessert I had the last James Bond Movie, Spectre

An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.

The CIA's most dangerous former operative is drawn out of hiding to uncover more explosive truths about his past.

A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

Sunday, December 25, 2016


Slovenia: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone.

Merry X-mas from all of us with new knit caps

My X-mas present from me to me. Kick scooter HUDORA Big Wheel RX-Pro 205.

Last Christmas (for George - 25 June 1963 - 25 December 2016)

Saturday, December 24, 2016


Slovenia: Midnight Mass on Velika Planina

This Christmas eve Tadej, Rok, Nada and me decided to go to Velika planina and attend a midnight mass in the mountains, in a Snow Mary chapel. Tadej, Rok and me chose a bit wilder approach, while Nada went for an easier route. We all met at the top and then we attended the ceremony.

Christmas tree at our home with our presents

Midnight Mass 

After the mass we continued the night in Črnuški dom na Mali planini mountain hut, 1526 m

"Indian" hike to Velika planina

Friday, December 23, 2016


Slovenia: Demolition Group X-mas Concert in Kranj

In the evening a couple of us attended the Demolition group concert in Layerjeva hiša in Kranj.

Webpage of the band: http://www.demolitiongroup.si/

Demolition group

Some music:

Demolition Group - U tvojim očima

Demolition Group - Dež

Demolition Group - Zlagano sonce

Thursday, December 22, 2016


Slovenia: Movies: From Paris With Love and In The Blood

2 movies were scheduled today, From Paris With Love, a 2010 English-language French action film and In The Blood, a 2014 American action film.

- IMDb: From Paris With Love, In The Blood
- Wikipedia: From Paris With Love, In The Blood

2 action movies for good night

In Paris, a young employee in the office of the US Ambassador hooks up with an American spy looking to stop a terrorist attack in the city.

When her husband goes missing during their Caribbean vacation, a woman sets off on her own to take down the men she thinks are responsible.

Monday, December 19, 2016


Slovenia: Movie - Face Off

Today I watched the movie Face Off, a 1997 American science fiction action film.

- IMDb
- Wikipedia

In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a face-transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a ruthless terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same criminal impersonates the cop.

Trailer for the movie

Sunday, December 18, 2016


Italy: Skiing in Dolomites: Day 4

On our last day of skiing in Dolomites, our group split. Nada and Jasmina decided to spend the day skiing on the sun, while Gregor and me went exploring the new slopes to the south and in the ended we ended on Marmolada at an altitude of 3265 meters. At noon we regrouped and spent the rest of the day skiing together. We finished skiing a little past 4 p.m. and for the end we stopped by at Bar Peter and after a drink Gregor drove us back to Slovenia. Overall we spent amazing five days together, with a lot of skiing hours.

Ski slopes around Arabba

Panorama from the Marmolada

Ski slopes in another valley

WW1 remains are everywhere in this area

View from the Rifugio Sass Becè

Lunch time

Sunset and time to go home

Skiing in Dolomites, Day 4. According to skipass info: number of lifts: 29, height difference: 9932 m, estimated slope km: 53,6 km

Dolomiti Superski Performance Check PDF.

Previous days: Day3 - 13729, Day 2 - 13728, Day 1 - 13727, Day 0 - 13726

Saturday, December 17, 2016


Italy: Skiing in Dolomites: Day 3

On day 3 of our skiing expedition in the Dolomites, Nada, Jasmina, Gregor and me decided to test some Nordica skis. I tried 2 of them and both were good, although I would prefer radius to be somewhere around 16 m - 18 m. At the second test, Nada injured her knee, so we sent her home to rest and we continued skiing. We decided for another Sella Ronda circle, this time in anticlockwise direction.

Tuši, Nada, Jasmina and Gregor

Nordica skis, that we tested

We arrived to the start of today's men downhill competition in Val Gardena, where Max Franz won. Results.

Slopes and mountains around Val Gardena

While we were skiing, injured Nada took some photos in Arabba, a place where we stayed

Empty slopes were great for carving

Evening in Arabba

Skiing in Dolomites, Day 3. According to skipass info: number of lifts: 35, height difference: 9071 m, estimated slope km: 52,2 km

Previous days: Day 2 - 13728, Day 1 - 13727, Day 0 - 13726