I posted a story a month ago that contained no details. In Slovenia stealth camping is illegal, a fine of $200 is possible. Since I´ve been here I´ve only seen maybe 10 policemen in 5 weeks. But the name stealth implies, you are not suppose to be seen or heard. So if you get caught you weren´t practicing stealth camping. I haven´t stealth camped that much, some campgrounds have so many amenities: pool, bathrooms, showers, WiFi, and most of all people! why would stealth camp?
When you leave camp at 1pm to head to your 23 mile destination, no problem. Right?
BUT WHEN THE VIEWS LOOK LIKE THIS, WELL IT TAKES ALL DAY AND MORE!
I realized I wasn´t going to make it to Lake Bohinj. When you show up to camp in the evening, the best sites are taken. It´s best to arrive at like noon, you can get the choice site. Also, rushing to get somewhere, you miss a lot. So if you stealth camp, the next day you have lots of time to explore while you reach your destination.
I had been going down hill for quiet awhile, stopping often to cool my brakes. Checking the time, it´s 7pm, I start scoping out potential sites. I see one that looks interesting, I walk around some and see 2 places where I can sleep without needing to set up my tent. It´s Aug. 14 and the sky is suppose have comets and shooting stars all night. I pick out a perfect spot with a great view of the sky. I can here voices from town, that are close, so I wait till the sun goes down to set up. While walking around I spot what I think is a huge light. I wait till sunset and yep sure enough it´s a flood light for the building.
THE LIGHT REALLY WORKS, MY SLEEPING SPOT IS SUPER BRIGHT.
The views from here are amazing
THEY THIN HARVEST TREES HERE, I HAVEN´T SEEN A CLEARCUT YET.
My breakfast view was spectacular.
I MAY HAVE RE-VISITED MOROCCO HERE TOO!
And here is my sleeping spot
YEP, I SLEPT AT A CHURCH
The pews are half logs, outside on the hillside next to the church. The inside of the church looks like an over sized roadside monument.
VIEW OF CHURCH FROM ROAD
Since these photos were posted with all the Slovenian photos I have not been able to link them till now. TO SEE ALL THE SLOVENIAN PHOTOS CLICK HERE
NEXT? FINAL THOUGHTS ON SLOVENIA
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Looking good Jeff. Keep on keepin’ on.