Greetings from Lake Bled, Slovenia!
Lake Bled is a beautiful lake in the Julian Alps. We booked our holiday via Inghams, the lakes and mountains holiday specialist.
Here I am on Bled Island, which is a tiny, tear shaped island and can be reached by a pletna (gondola). A most enjoyable and peaceful ride with stunning scenery.
A magnificent view of Bled island from Bled castle which is perched atop a cliff more than 100m above the lake.
Bled island and Church of the Assumption.
On Bled island.
We did a 6km walk around the lake and another walk, alongside cornfields and woodland, up to the picturesque village of Zasip.
Stunning views in the Julian Alps. Travelled by coach to the Triglav National Park on a route with 54 hairpin bends!
Wearing my comfortable Owyn Pants.
The Soca river which is the clearest and most beautiful river in Slovenia.
At Predjama Castle which is a Renaissance castle built within a cave mouth to make access to it difficult. It has an interesting history relating to Erazem Luegger, lord of the castle in the 15th century and a renowned robber baron.
Sewing a Tapestry Spinning Wheel
The capital city of Ljubljana. In 2016 Ljubljana was awarded the coveted title of ‘Green Capital of Europe’. It is a beautiful city, full of culture and striking architecture.
Bled Castle can be reached on foot via one of three trails. It dates back to the 11th century.
On my hotel balcony (wearing my Summer Tunic) with views of Lake Bled, Bled island, Bled castle and St Martin’s church.
Postojna Cave is one of the most famous show caves in the world and the only cave where you can experience an exciting train ride through a breathtaking underground landscape. Riding under magnificent underground arches is an experience that I will never forget. It has 24 km of galleries, tunnels and magnificent halls with an enchanting beauty.
There was a walking tour of the cave (around 90 minutes). The first ascent is quite steep and there is a handrail for assistance. Wear comfortable shoes and a warm sweater inside the cave as the temperature (10 C) does drop significantly when entering from outside (25 C in summer).
There was a stall (Zankarija/Romana Gaspirc)) of lovely hand knitted goods on display by the lake. I bought an asymmetrical poncho which is light enough to wear in the summer. I like to support the businesses of fellow crafters as I appreciate their skills.
Slovenia is one of Europe’s most forested countries. It is rich in outstanding natural beauty and a feast for the eyes. It is an amazing place to partake in outdoor activities i.e. walking, cycling, rowing, sailing, climbing and skiing. I do hope to return one day.