Grand Hotel Donat
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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OK - so when someone says, this place you've never heard of is GREAT...and they're in a very small country...you kind of learn to take it with a grain of salt ;) That's we had expected about the Lake Bled area in Norther Slovenia (Slovenia - formerly part of Yugoslavia - is just east of Italy, south of Austria, and west of Croatia). Wow, were we wrong!
Before we got to our campground, we ...
... to purchase tickets to get into the Gorge, but it was well worth it! The entire trail is either very well-maintained boardwalks or maintained trails, taking you deep into the gorge for picturesque, clear, pristine river/stream and its equally as stunning sheer walls and cliffs!
The hike takes about 1.5 hours round trip and the pictures speak for themselves! It was a fantastic side trip as we made our way to Lake Bled!
The Wiseman ...
... that sounded from the cattle that had gathered in the field beneath our balcony. Seems like cows wake as early as roosters.
At breakfast, we learned from Marjana and her son Miha that they have 20 cows and 20 pigs. They keep them for milk and meat for the family and tourists who stay with them throughout the year. From the cow's milk, they make butter, clotted cheese and milk. The cows are milked twice daily.
... with such a small opening, one that cannot deal with the enormous volume of water that pours into the cave after heavy rainfall, water levels within the canyon have risen to depths of 100 meters (above the level of the bridge in the picture)!
We couldn’t take photographs while inside so the few I include here are from the internet. We were able to take photos as we emerged for the final km or so hike back to the bus, so those are mine.
... was gorgeous and we were keen to get in there for a swim.
However, as it was the weekend it was really busy and it was hard to find a space to sunbathe which wasn’t already overtaken. So we went for a walk around the lake until we found a nice spot. The water was ice cold, but so refreshing on a 30+ degree day, and the scenery was spectacular, I loved it!
Our mistake was that we walked around the lake for 40 mins and so ...