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Lake Bohinj and Triglav National Park



This year we decided to head for the tatra mountains in Slovenia, with Trevor, John, Mark and me returning from last year, Noel, Gordon and Dave retruning from previous trips, and Gef arriving for his first time.

Gef and I decided to go early and spend the weekend in Ljubljana, which turned out to be a great idea.  We stayed right in the centre and basically spent a couple of days wandering around, eating, drinking and watching/listening to an amazing array of onstreet musicians who seemed to appear on virtually every unused space at night. Highlight for me was the guy playing an accordian sort of rock style a bit like Clapton on the guitar.

Sunday we headed off to join the rest of the group at our accommodation (2 4-bedroom apartments) beside Lake Bohinj. Thankfully we arrived too late to join the 'light introductory walk' which judging by the shape of the returning walker was a arther gruelling exercise. Instead Gef and I enjoyed a leisurely stroll around the lake.

The rest of the week was spent in reasonably serious walking in the mountains, with striking views and reasonable weather most days and a bit rough others.  I always intend taking a day or two off from walking but this time it was enforced as I was unwell for the final 3 days, I think after gettingh rather dehydrated on Tuesday's walk.  Anyway, I sat around the apartment on the internet and caught up on lots of work I should have finished before I left the office.

Accomodation was fine - clean, with great views and a very hospitable host. We had breakfast in the apartment, had a packed lunch when walking and then ate out at night. Food, for me anyway, was not as good as in Poland.  Being beside the lake was also great and meant that a couple of times we were able to head down for a swim.

All in all a great location for walking, and indeed for a 'city visit' to Ljubjlana, and aparently also great for a seaside break as well although we never got that far.

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