As we drove into Slovenia we didn’t know a great deal about the country other than what we’d read in our Europe guidebook (and to be honest, everywhere is fabulous according to the Lonely Planet…..), however we were soon blown away by this small but remarkable country. Slovenia is full of mountains, rivers and lakes and over 50% of the territory is forest, the people are incredibly friendly, love the outdoors and are a nation of hikers and climbers (as we were scrabbling up steep rocks on our emerald river tour our guide laughed and told us ‘in Slovenia we call this walking’).
We went horse-riding (me), mountain biking (Craig), white water rafting (both), played a round of golf (mainly Craig, I had more fun driving the buggy) and met the white Lipizzaner horses of Lipica.
Lake Bled castle
Hiring a rowboat rather than carry the kayak down to the lake!
Another walk around the lake
A baby Ibex Craig saw on his mtb ride
Watching the local fisherman land his catch
Me lagging behind on the hack
Slovenian bee hives
The emerald river tour group
A ‘walk’ to the head of the river
‘Long-legs Harper’ making it look easy
The obligatory jumping shot, tour guides resort to this when the weather is bad and obscuring the view they’ve brought you to see!
Craig losing interest in the rafting briefing
Water so cold I had lost feeling in my legs
Free camping at a closed campsite by the lake
Meeting the Lipizzaners
These white horses are super friendly
Playing golf for the first time
Golf buggies are fun – until your husband uses one to lock you in a portaloo….
The horses being let out to pasture
Momo’s first ride on a car train
It was a tight fit but we made it with only a little scrape to the paintwork!