MORE TALES FROM THE LAKES

I was cranking out the last story in a hurry because I had a 56 km (34 miles) day to SKOFJA LOKA. The way things are going I just figure biking somewhere will take forever, so I try to leave early.
I put a map on the last post to show my bike walker credentials. Just to let you know, it wasn`t my first bike walk, plenty of walking in Portugal and Spain, too. But after this walk, I could hardly walk for days, I`ve never been so sore. I subconsciously didn`t ride my bike once while at BOHINJ LAKE. I hitchhiked everywhere, to town to the water falls (I walked back to camp 4km after hiking up to SLAP SAVICA waterfalls.
Hitchhiking was actually super fun, first the 70 year old Slovenian couple from Ljubljana, they spoke great english. Then I hitchhiked back to camp, I got a ride from a guy who did the restoration work for the history museum in the capital in Ljubljana. He said he was 65 and lived in Slovenia his whole life and had never been to Slap Savica waterfalls. He said he decided to get in the car today and drive 1 hour to the waterfall. It was great story, so I told him how I hitchhiked up and walked the trail back to camp. I told him parking was $8 at the falls. So he said he was going to park at the hotel and try hitchhiking to the falls and walk back too. I try to help where I can.
So I go rent a Kayak and while waiting a couple from Israel with their 2 kids are renting a row boat. First he`s sitting backwards, we get him turned around and off he goes, rowing backwards and going backwards. Were kind of chuckling, then I suggest that I go out and help them get straightened out, so to speak. So I Kayak off to help, you know America helping Israel, for whatever reason? I tell him he`s rowing backwards and the boats going backwards, he attempts to straighten out the situation. Then tells me he got use to rowing backwards, but finally he gets the hang of it. I paddle off, good deed done, take some photos from the Kayak.

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So I`m paddling back and I see my boaters taking photos so I offer to take a photo with my phone and email it. They agree and here it is

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I take the Vogel Tram and ride a chair lift too.

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At the top is the launching pad for parasailing, I`m thinking when will this opportunity ever come around again?

20130820-100111.jpgSo I follow the signs to the launch point, but no one is around, maybe thats good?

20130820-100303.jpgIT WAS SUPER SCARY JUST TO LOOK OVER THE LAUNCH POINT LITTLE LONE JUMP OFF!
I take photos of other touring cyclist that I`m going to post at the end of my cycle touring.

20130820-100515.jpgBUT THIS COUPLE FROM MADRID REALLY EXPRESSES THE FUN US CYCLISTS ARE HAVING HERE IN SLOVENIA.
This is a photo of the reception office at LAKE BOHINJ

20130820-100758.jpgCOME VISIT CAMP BOHINJ AND HAVE THESE HAPPY FACES HELP YOU DECIDE BETWEEN A OR B CAMPS.

So these are the few stories I wanted to put in the last post but did`t have time for. I hope you enjoy these stories because I know I LOVE living them. Portland life will never be the same.

I like getting and reading your thoughts and comments, write!
RIDE ON
JEFF
NEXT? YEP 56KM (34 MILES) IN 27 HOURS AND BLUEBERRY HEAVEN

One thought on “MORE TALES FROM THE LAKES

  1. Mark Bernards

    Greetings Jeff. A little sore huh? I’ll bet you are or were. We have been enjoying your travel posts, especially the mountains of Slovenia. Sounds like the folks are very nice. What are your plans for fall? Winter? If you told us I forgot but I don’t think you did. Hot here in the desert (114) the other day and believe it or not it doesn’t feel that bad to me anymore. Not saying I am crazy about the heat but just adjusting and getting somewhat used to it. Still waiting for October. Where to next? We will be waiting. Stay safe and adventurous and look forward to your next posts. Love you Jeff. Mark

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