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... see another picture worthy scene. There are a few touristy shops but not nearly the number you would expect from a popular tourist destination such as this. I imagine it would be beautiful here in winter too with snow covering the ground and the island in the middle of the lake too. As much as we loved Ljubljana we decided that should we ever return we would stay in Lake Bled itself. Still so worth a day trip and already a major highlight of the ...
Nice breakfast and then loaded the bikes. Internet coverage was good in the dining room only so it was great to read the posts that had come in overnight and get some FaceTime with Bei.
Gus started the day with his usual ritual of updating the satellites on his camera. He carries this out about a dozen times a day and I sometimes wonder if he is doing a part timer for ASIO. Then came the game of let's see if Gus can get his overshoes on the right ...
... cabbages. Susan was in need of a spare pair of 'flats' (what a good reason to buy some shoes) so after she was expertly fitted and Simon haggled we had pair lovely shoes for €20not the initial €25 that was requested.
We then saw a small 'noddy train' that took you up to the castle for €4 return. In this heat it was an easy decision We walked
to the train
For the train spotters among you have a look at
... who wrote the national anthem is immortalized as being inspired by a muse who is shockingly nude! Yes, nude. In front of the church. What were they thinking?
(Footnote: The model for the muse was so disgraced, she left the country never to return!)
People watching is a great sport in Ljubljana and you just never know what or who you will see. Like the woman carrying the fairy costume complete with ...
... found story of two noble lovers"). Supposedly, Da Porto had fallen head over heals for a 16 year old cousin around the year 1511. Unfortunately, due to rivalry and dislike between clans, the two never connected. Da Porto went off to war and returned later terribly wounded. He proceeded to write the aforementioned novella. He is credited with creation of the names Romeo and Juliet ...