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Photo by Ellen Delis, Lagunas Ojos del Campo, Antofalla, Catamarca

I haven't been everywhere...
but it's on my list!


Photo by Ellen Delis,
Lagunas Ojos del Campo,
Antofalla, Catamarca



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Next up was the ride to Lake Bled, in the middle of the lake is an Island with a church on it, also in the background on a hill was a castle. A very picturesque place to visit. Again we stopped for a coffee and come special cake which is native to Bled, it is a Creme Slice and very tasty.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Bled


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Creme Slice, delicious

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From there we headed to the Vrsic Pass and at the top you had a great view of the Triglav, the highest Mountain in Slovenia. What a view and what a road, it was really good, the Mountain looked spectacular covered in snow.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vršič_Pass




















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Once we got to the top it was the good ride down the other side to visit Kluze Fortress which is steeped in history.

The Kluže Fortress is a fort near the town of Bovec in northwestern Slovenia.
The fortress was built in 1472 near Bovec on the road between Cave del Predil and Carinthia. It likely original purpose was defence of Friuliagainst the Turks. In the course of the 16th century Bovec came under Austrian authority as a result of the wars between Venice and the Habsburgs. However, for the time being it remained as an ecclesiastical dependence of Ciudad and Aquileia. At the end of the 18th century it was entirely under Austria's administration, and remained so until 1918. In 1796 and 1797 fighting took place around the fort, as Napoleon's army pushed through the Koritnica gorge.

In 1903 part of Bovec was destroyed by a fire. What remained standing, was ravaged in World War I, when the Italian-Austrian front (Battles of the Isonzo) crossed through the valley as the battle cut from north to south.

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Once we left there we went to a little village near Kobarid and stopped at a restaurant, I had Jota Klobasa, which is cabbage and potatoe soup with sausage, very tasty indeed. Then for dessert we had another local food, Kobariski Strukelj, which was extremely tasty.

https://www.tasteatlas.com/kobariski-struklji








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We then rode back towards Nova Gorica but Mito had a nice surprise for me, instead of following the valley we went over the top and most of it was unpaved roads and tracks, Arrunya coped very well and it was really good to be up on the pegs working the bike, it is the first time I have done a great distance off a paved road and it went well. The Heidenau tyres did there job.









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OUTSTANDING make me see how much i missed when i was there ......gotta go back
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OUTSTANDING make me see how much i missed when i was there ......gotta go back

Thanks for the compliments Phil
Glad you are enjoying it

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OUTSTANDING make me see how much i missed when i was there ......gotta go back
Broad agreement.

Not a bad writing style - keep on improvising on the routes!

Glad you have got some decent weather also, if only for seeing the views and taking a few snaps.
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Broad agreement.

Not a bad writing style - keep on improvising on the routes!

Glad you have got some decent weather also, if only for seeing the views and taking a few snaps.
Thanks Dave, i will try and keep it up

The forecast for tomorrow is not looking the best at the moment so it may be another wet day in the saddle as I am moving on, but after that the forecast get better

Wayne
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Day 6 Balkans Trip

Day 6 Balkans Trip

I went out a short ride on my own today, I wanted to visit a couple of places before moving on tomorrow.

Before I continue I want to say a massive thanks to Mito and his family for making me feel welcome at his home. While I have been there I have not wanted for anything.
Whilst I was out riding he even gave up his free time and made me a bracket to fix on my bike to put my Go Pro on. The sticky pad had come off and was not re-sticking. What a guy

Day 6 Local area to Nova Gorica

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First off was a visit to the Predjamski Grad Castle, N45.81589 E14.12696, the link to Wiki if anyone is interested

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predjama_Castle

It was a good sight to see although I didn’t go in as I was also going to the caves at Postojna for 1400hrs to try and get on the tour.








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When I got the caves N45.77968 E14.20580 I was to be bit disappointed, I could not get in on the 1400hrs tour as it was all full with bus loads of Chinese and Japanese Tourists. The next available slot was at 1600hrs and with it taking about 2 hours to do I didn’t bother as it was starting to cloud over and by the time I came out it would be getting dark. So I sat and chilled with a tea for a bit

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On the way back my GPS took me back on the same road I came in on. Ummmm not good, so I just took a left and just kept going, allowing the GPS to autocorrect. It put an extra 15 mins on my journey and was a far better ride. I also stopped in Vipava to try and get to a very old run down castle but could only find a footpath to get there and it was still a fair way to go.


You can just see the Castle in the middle of the photo


The Clouds are coming in








Another Castle I saw on my way back



Tomorrow I am setting off for Croatia and the weather is set to turn bad again, awesome, I can’t wait

Wayne

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Ummm what I dilemma, do I move on today, its raining very hard at the moment, or do I stay and take yet another day of my hosts hospitality, he says I can stop another night, according to the forecast it is big suns for tomorrow?!

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Nice pics and writing

Really enjoying your RR. Wife and I were in Slovenia summer of 2014 and loved it.
I had rain for a week here in Georgia and now having some brilliant days of sunshine, it's still pretty cool but not wet. Hope your rain gives up soon.
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