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Sunday, March 03, 2019

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Slovenia: Prelaz Ljubelj


This easy Sunday, Nada and me used for a shot hike to a pass called Prelaz Ljubelj.

 
 After a "long" hike a man deserves a bottle of beer

Enjoying the sunny day

Veliki vrh, 2088 m

Nada and Tuši leaving Koča na Ljubelju mountain hut, 1370 m

 
Quick way back to the valley

Sunday hike

 
As always - delicius

Saturday, March 02, 2019

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Croatia: Istria Granfondo

Istria Granfondo is a 127 kilometers long cycling marathon, that takes place in autumn, but Nada and me decided to cycle it in spring and we both enjoyed riding in Istria.

Over the Mirna bay. Mirna is  Istria's longest and richest river, being 53 km long.

Leaving the coastal warm up section

Holy Trinity church in Labinci is rich with frescoes.

Approaching Višnjan

The city was still sleeping

Oak with a latin name Quercus pubescens

 
Bikes posing next to the magnificent tree

Standing stones near Višnjan observatory

Grožnjan for the first time today

  
From Grožnjan to Šterna

View to Livade, Mirna valley and Motovun

Nada and Tuši

 
Stopped by the local police

 
Grožnjan is today known as "City of artists".

Well deserved beer

View to Mirna valley

Short detour, where we tested the Parenzana / Porečanka trail, that runs on defunct narrow gauge railway, that operated between 1902 and 1935, between  Trieste and Poreč.

Through the train tunnel

 
St. Michael church in Šterna

 
Butori - A karst formation that starts with a waterfall and ends with a big sinkhole, where water disappears underground.

  
Last kilometers and a well deserved dinner in Umag

A little early and spiced up Istria Granfondo - Garmin Connect

GeoCaches found (all received a visit by trackable item "Sanban s1", TB42DJW):
- #2 Holiday Cache Croatia - Labinci/Istria, GC4H00H
- Staro Stablo - Old Tree - Alter Baum, Mystery, GC3RQW6
- Grožnjan, GC5TRJB
- Most Grožnjan & Tunnel Kalcini, Multi, GC5MVTE
- Ponor Butori, GC1GZ7J
- Kanegra Italy Mystery Cache, Mystery, GC7C47A

Friday, March 01, 2019

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Slovenia: Hike & Fly - Potoška gora


Friday, the last working day of the week, and also a good time for another morning hike & fly adventure. Verified take-off site for Rok and me is Potoška gora and also today we chose it.

Spring hellebores

View to Šmarna gora, where our friends also hiked in the morning

Setting up

Unsuccessful take off

 
Landing in Preddvor

No pictures from the air, since it was very bumpy

Thursday, February 28, 2019

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Slovenia: Backcountry Skiing - Begunjščica


Gašper, Rok, Tadej and me decided to have a perfect day, so we started in the morning with our hike to Begunjščica. Tadej quit quite soon, as he slipped on icy surface, so only three musketeers remained. On our way to the top the remaining group changed the ascend plans a couple of times and in the end we chose the Y ravine to the summit. Guys were without skis, so I was a little slow on my way up, but it was much easier and especially I had more fun on the way down. Good morning!

Start in the dark, a little past 5 a.m.

We had to use ice axes and crampons

We woke up the sun too

On the slopes above Dom na Zelenici mountain hut

Y ravine

Sunrise on Begunjščica

View to Košutica and Veliki vrh

Alpine choughs aren't shy

Plenty of snow for skiing

My gear and me

First group photo

Tuši, Gašper and Rok

Another beautiful morning