I was hoping that the bird would be more in focus that it was – but it was a chance shot when I got in from work. I was looking at the nice sunset/clouds and notice this bird swoop in.
The days are getting longer now for sure! : D
For my birthday the other week I treated myself to some indoor potted mini daffodils, and they’ve just begun to flower. The back of the house gets nice sunset views, so I moved them from the front of the house to the back window and managed to get a bit of the amazing sunset in the shot as well! : )
I’m a sucker for a viewpoint, and it wouldn’t be a trip to Slovenia without a trip to Lake Bled (I guess?) so we hopped on the bus and off we went. We got off the bus and did the hike to this view point straight away.
We got a bit lost near the top as it was in forest and not well sign posted, but we made it and the views were spot on. There were some of the steepest stairs ever on the way up, and getting back down them was super hard – I had to walk down the sideways because my feet were too big to fit on them. Pretty sure the gradient was like 120% (Or at least it felt like it)
Lake Bled was nice, but not my cup of tea because it was quite busy. I was glad we’d not stopped there, as pretty as it was.
After tea there was another spot on sunset so I went down to Lake Bohinj and took some final sunset shots, as we were off early the next morning to make our flight.
I the spirit of using the free Bohinj card as much as possible, we went on the bus to the waterfall at the other side of the lake.
The waterfall was so powerful from the previous days rain that it was nigh on impossible to take a photo of it. It was funny because we got soaked trying!
We had an early tea and then hiked to Pec viewpoint for the sunset.
After a particularly long day of travel (Flight at 6am, which was delayed on the run way because someone had to be taken off the flight in an ambulance), then a rather super long coach trip through Austria to Slovenia, we were about ready to drop by the time we got to the hotel. We ate, had an ice cream and slept. The first full day as a trip to Predjama Castle, so it was an early start.
When we got back to the hotel (at Lake Bohinj) the sunset was top banana.
In Austria the drone laws are pretty strict; a drone is considered a toy if it produces less that 79 Joules of energy, and as such it doesn’t require a license. So I opted to take the Spark with me, as I would legally be able to fly it without paying for a license.
The weather forecast said it was going to be nice and sunny. The weather forecast lied. We hired a ebike and set off for Inneralpbach, in the drizzle.
It alternated between rain, drizzle and brief periods of no wet drops coming from the sky. It took us about 2 hours to cycle up the mountain; well as far as we could really get before it got too snowy.
The ebikes really did make it easier, but I’m not much of fan of cycling really. Maybe I need some padded shorts or something to make the experience more enjoyable!
We got back to the hotel in time for afternoon snacks, then had a big nap. When we woke up the skies had cleared and the promised sun had come out. So I went out to grab some sunset shots.
With nothing too much planned for this day, we walked to the castle and had some ice cream and lunch in Garda itself.
Italian ice cream is the best!
Along with taking some video footage with my new drone I have obviously been using the camera to take photos. Everything looks more epic from in the air!