A quick walk

Trip Start Nov 15, 2005
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Trip End Aug 15, 2008


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Friday, June 23, 2006

Why go straight from one place to another when there are a few things you want to see along the way? Thanks to the rather useful Byways booklet, I figured out a couple of places to stop en route from Bovec to Koper, the first of which being Tolmin. Unfortunately, it involved another 5.00 am start to squeeze everything in. Why I do this to myself, I don't know.

Arriving in Tolmin slightly before 7, I found a helpful person working at a cafe to look after my bag for a few hours while I took a little walk to the Tolminska chutes, the "jewel of Triglav" according to the tourist office people. This might well be the case. Unfortunately, due to a landslide a few years ago, it's not possible to see them from the trails anymore. Still, it was quite a pleasant walk, and the gorge into which the chutes descend are undeniably pretty. Nearby, the Medvodova Glava (Bear's Head), a rock oddly wedged in another gorge was curious and also worth a view. The other features in the area, Dante's cave (supposedly his inspiration for his visions of hell in the Divine Comedy, though I couldn't tell as I didn't have a torch or spelunking equipment) and the disappointingly not-very-evil Hudicev Most (Devil's Bridge), weren't quite so worth the walk.

After standing around talking with the girl working in the tourist info booth (who kindly waved the fees for the fact that I walked the local way to get there (apparently) and was there stupidly early), I made it back to Tolmin with 10 minutes to spare before my onwards bus.
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