Vintgar Gorge & Lake Bled
30.10.2012 - 30.10.2012
Drove to Vintgar Gorge (close to Bled). Were complaining that there wasn't enough signage, as we had trouble finding the start (Tom Tom had guided us to a cemetery!) Later found out that we started at the end (near the cemetery) and walked it back to front. It was worth it! What a fantastic place. Might even rival any of our gorges in our North West. Tons of cold rushing water forcing its way through a narrow gorge in the landscape, with easily accessible walkway all along. Weather was perfect. No snow, sunny morning, but lots of moisture from melting snow.
Then drove to Bled-a magic little 'fairy' town, bordering the famous Lake Bled. Caught the ferry to Bled Island & rang the 'Wishing Bell' in the church on the island. Ferry back, then had some famous 'Park Hotel Cream Cake' at the Park Hotel-similar to a vanilla slice, but half whipped custard & half whipped cream. Delicious!
Walked around the lake (6km), then drove to the castle, on top of a hill overlooking the lake.
Fantastic day !
Traditional Slovene restaurant tonight. Tried their traditional sweet-Prekmurska gibanica (layer cake with apples, poppy seeds, walnuts, cottage cheese, pastry-all Craig's favourites!)