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A walk in the woods

Last Saturday my husband and I went for a walk in the woods. Luckily, we didn’t have to drive far from our seaside hometown since there are plenty of woods nearby. I haven’t done any hiking for a long time so at the end of our walk I was quite knackered but happy. I enjoyed the fresh air and the beautiful autumnal colours and some outdoor exercise :). I even got surprised: we followed a hiking trail to a waterfall. I didn’t know of that waterfall and when we found it eventually it was a great sight to behold. Sometimes the closest places to your home can surprise you beyond any expectations. After our walk we drove down the mountain to have some lunch and to eat chestnut cakes .

I’m looking forward to our new walk the next weekend (if the weather permits, it’s a rainy week so far). Who knows, maybe I’ll find something new as well!

ps. all the photos are taken with my mobile phone since I didn’t plan to use this for my blog 🙂 but I’ve changed my mind:)

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Vintgar Gorge-Slovenia (Aug 2015)

Entrance fee: 4 €
During our short weekend stay in Bled area ( Bled ) we also visited Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar). It’s only 10 mins from the center of Bled by car but you can also reach it on foot since there are hiking trails from Bled. When we parked our car we saw several tourist coaches already there so we knew it was going to be a bit crowded but what can you expect of a tourist attraction on a nice Sunday?In spite of that we still managed to take in the beautiful nature and enjoy ourselves.

The path runs 1 600m through gorge while the river Radovna flows over cascades and rapids creating a movie like scenery. You cross a couple of wooden bridges and you reach a little dam and see Bohinj’s railway stone bridge above. After that the path leads to another wooden cabin with tickets and some refreshments like the one at the entrance and this is where your visit finishes. So you need to go back the same way but before you do that you should see Šum waterfall. You reach it by following a short path downstairs from the entrance/exit cabin. And that’s it, so now I’ll let you enjoy the photos.

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