Trip Start Jul 31, 2007
30Trip End Sep 05, 2007
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Backpack dumped, I headed down the hill for my first glimpse at the lake, and it was beautiful!! The water is so unbelievably clear, and the little island with the Church of the Assumption looked so pretty
The next day I planned to see the castle, and relax by the lake, so waking up to a lovely sunny day was super. I started the day with the steep walk up to the castle which is on a hill overlooking the lake. It cost €6 to get in, so I thought, sod that, took a couple of pictures of the mountains and headed back down, laughing at an American couple on the way: 'Honey, we must be the only people walking in Europe without water right now'... Then I took a nice leisurely stroll around the lake, stopping frequently to take piccies, the views were so amazing. The walk is about 6km in all, so it took me a couple of hours. I still can't really fathom why they decided it would be a good idea to build a church on an island in a lake... (the little island is the only one in Slovenia, which they seem to be proud of saying a lot; it's not really that much of a surprise though, considering that the country only has 47km of shoreline). You can actually go on a gondola and visit the island for €10, but I skipped that, and you can also hire a row boat for about €10 an hour, but I gave that one a wide berth too.