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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Concierge desk
- Non-smoking rooms
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Today we picked up a rental car and headed for the mountains! As with many rentals, we got something bigger than we reserved because that was what they had...it's not too big though, and so far it has treated us well. Grant is getting back into the hang of driving a stick shift and Bonnie is navigating us through the mountain roads. The scenery today was just beautiful. So much green! We saw tons of paragliders and a few hang gliders ...
... I sit and stare into the water... White stones border it's path with the pine trees creating a walled canyon. The water gently flows along looking like a painted watercolour. As the light dims and the grounds chill rises, I make my way back to camp. Salmon swim upstream, catching food drifting down. The rush of crystal blue water pools up in limestone bunkers, while some salmon take refuge in them from the currents push. I dip my toes ...
Life is not a straight road. Things happen when you least expect it. Most will know how our road trip began but Optimus deserves a special mention, or perhaps a eulogy. Optimus, named after the hero Transformer 'Optimus Prime' (some may have to wiki this), was a wonderful Volkswagen Eos convertible whose roof mechanism was a display in itself. Unfortunately, his life was cruelly cut short. A guy on a bike carrying a large bag of drugs ...
... and forests. The medieval-era Bled Castle stands above the lake on the north shore. The Zaka Valley lies at the west end of the lake.
We took in the panoramic view from Bled's hilltop castle. Walked lake for 2 hours to take photos. Ate HUGE chicken Kabob and shared local cake.
After lunch we had a scenically-winding, mountain-pass drive ...
A successful launch on Thursday and sails back on. before the rain came in. Boat just becoming ship shape on Friday and everything tucked away when final checks on instruments made us realise there was no speedo. A quick check identified we had to run a new cable - easier said than done!!! 4 hours later we had removed every panel, cushion and floor ...