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.
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.
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NEXT? YEP 56KM (34 MILES) IN 27 HOURS AND BLUEBERRY HEAVEN