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Sunday, August 14, 2022


Slovenia / Austria: Motorbike trip to Ovčarski bal and Hike to Virnikov Grintovec

The Shepherds Ball (Ovčarski bal) is a celebration of local traditions, when locals dress in folk costumes and welcome back the sheep that have spent the summer on high mountain pastures. Shepherds demonstrate activities associated with sheep and wool making from a woollen fleece of the indigenous Jezersko-Solčava sheep. The 300 local sheep that spend their summers on pasture high in the Karawanks are still an important source of income for the villagers. Since Nada's company Hope's Bivouac is dealing with merino wool, she had a stand there, while  joined her later after my motorcycle and hiking trip to nearby Virnikov Grintovec.

View to Ravenska Kočna Cirque with some of the highest peaks of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps.

I was able to hear the music from the valley.

Amazing view from the top of the Virnikov Grintovec, 1654 m.

Geocaching trackable item called The "HITMAN".

My peak with some of the major peaks of Kamnik-Savinja Alps - Garmin Connect.

After the hike I joined Nada and the crowd at the Shepherds Ball (Ovčarski bal) and then my Blue Horse - Yamaha took me back home.

Geocaches found (all received a visit by trackable items "Finnish Flag Micro Geocoin", TB9N8D5 and "Bicycle Geocoin", TB6P7HF):
- Jezerske planine - Ankova hvapca, GC4KT0R
- Bench with a View, GC8BYR4
- Virnikov Grintovec, GC66JWP, where I retrieved trackable item "The "HITMAN"", TB29M7J, and it stayed with me for the rest of the day
- Jezerske planine - Pozabljene igrače, GC687G5

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