Bled Castle & it's beautiful surroundings
Trip Start Sep 29, 2008
9Trip End Oct 09, 2008
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I wanted to visit Bled Castle today because the weather was really nice again, beautiful blue skies with the sun shining. It really puts me into a good mood. I left the Pension to go exploring at 11am and there was a fresh nip in the air. I love mornings like that! Pension Mayer is only two minutes walk from the lake and the town. I knew that there was a path to the castle up behind the Church of St. Martin, so I followed that one but it was through the forest and steep enough. I made it in fifteen minutes though.
It was worth the steep climb
I sat on the cafe terrace and debated whether or not to go to Bohinj that day. I decided not to, because I'd really need to give it a whole day, to see the lake there and go to the Savica Waterfall and get to Vogel and take the ski lift to the top. At Vogel, you're right in the middle of Triglav National Park, surrounded by the Julian Alps.
I came back down by the road this time and found my way back into town. I stopped off at the Gostilna Planincu again, for Hungarian Goulash soup
The Pension has it's own bar and restaurant and serves the local specialities, like "koline", a pork and sausage dish, or fresh trout and "skutini strukli" a delicious pastry dish, filled with cheese curd. Their restaurant is always busy, even off season, as all the locals dine there. I went down to the bar and got talking to this lovely English couple, in their seventy's, from Gainsborough, called Frank and Margaret. They had been coming to Bled for the last thirty years and always stayed at Pension Mayer. Frank told me that if I was going to Bohinj, that I should go on Saturday or Sunday because that's when the cable car at Vogel goes up to the top. Good tip! If I had gone today, I wouldn't have been able to take the cable car, as it wasn't running.