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- Wheelchair accessibility
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After the cave visit we head west. We are going to ride over to the Italian border and the Soca Valley, looking for accommodation as we go.
We soon find it in the little village of Ciginj near Tolmin. The Blue House is a lovely pension run by Valentin. We are soon made comfortable and after supper at the pizza house across the road we turn in after a tiring but interesting day.
We are really getting good at this camping lark. In an hour and a half we are showered, coffee'd up, and the bikes are packed ready for the off. Including scoffing Brötchen, butter and jam from the camp shop.
So we are queued up ready to buy tickets for Hochosterwitz Castle at 9am opening time. Not for ...
... was very different to what we did when in France with Venice being the obvious highlight but Verona and Bologna also being good. The cheaper prices of campsites after Pisa certainly helped as we weren't feeling ripped off and the lakes we stayed at were also very cool. We have now had our time on the hot southern European leg of our trip and are heading into mountainous Austria so it should be quite a change and there's only one way to find ...
... houses are adorned with flowers. It is very green and lots of hills and mountains.
Our first stop was Skojcan caves.
We just missed the 10am tour by about 2 minutes thanks partly to our GPS and had to wait till 11am. The cave was amazing- not for the decorations which were pretty but for the vastness of the chambers. The final chamber was 162 metres in height. We Crossed the Cervednik bridge which is 45 metres above the river below. I held ...
... and then to top it off the guy wore his kayaking helmet during the entire drive to the putting in point. The distance in inches between his ears was obviously far greater than his IQ. This was confirmed when he asked "Am I going to get wet?". No mate you're going kayaking and it's a totally dry sport!!! Spare me. I reckon passport control has a lot to answer for, both outbound from the States and at the local port of entry.