Destination Lake Bohinj

Last Sunday in August, I finally took my family to Lake Bohinj. I usually go there at least once a year, as it’s one of my favourite places in Slovenia. It’s a combination of wild nature, clear water and pleasant climate. Since the summer holidays were ending, I was expecting a bigger crowd at the lake, also due to the nice weather, but I was wrong. There were visitors at the lake, but it wasn’t as crowded as during the summer season. This year, the lake was unusually worm, and that attracted many people to go there for a swim and to cool down.

If you’re planing a visit to Slovenia, Lake Bohinj should be on your list if you like nature. The coordinates of the eastern side of the lake are 46.278917, 13.885511. Basically, most of the infrastructure is a few kilometers away from the lake, and that makes it even more attractive. There are a shop, a turist office, a boat rental, and several cafes close by, but it’s the landscape that brings you to the lake, and you don’t really miss anything. The lake is also a starting point for hiking trips to the surrounding mountains. Water is usually prety cold, but refreshing and very clear. This summer, however, the temperature rose to about 24°C for several days. Even this last Sunday, the water was still refreshing, and swimming in the lake made my day even better.

St. John the Baptist's Church by the lake
St. John the Baptist’s Church by the lake
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Lake Bohinj
Fish in the lake
Fish in the lake
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Colours of the lake
Under the trees
Under the trees
Fish in the lake
Fish in the shallow water of the lake
View across the lake
View across the lake

Keeping busy and active

Admitting I’ve slept through most of the afternoons last couple of weeks, I didn’t have much extra ”me time” to spend online. I need to get to bed much earlier in the evenings, but reading a book isn’t helpful, as I just keep turning pages. I started reading a book (that’s actually older than I am) The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel by accident. I’ll let you know how much I liked it, when I’m done. Just a hint, I take it with me on every walk I take with the stroller, but I usually don’t find a cosy spot to read, or the baby doesn’t sleep which means I can’t stop.

This afternoon I decided to check another location close by, an artificial lake Gradisko jezero (coordinates 46° 9’28″N; 14°42’47″E). I was positively surprised by the nature there. It’s actually close by to the highway, but hardly any traffic is heard. Even the narrow road to the lake was very picturesque. I was driving, so I couldn’t take any picture. But I took some with my phone on the way around the lake. It’s about 4.2 km and the path doesn’t follow the lake shore all the way around. There are actually some short climbs, which weren’t so comfortable with the stroller, but they were worth it. For sure, next time I’m going there, I’ll bring a real camera. For now, these are some of the highlights.

Starting point
Starting point
Surrounding hills
Surrounding hills
Glimpses of the lake
Glimpses of the lake
Looking to the starting point about half way around the lake
About half way around the lake
Reflections in the lake
Reflections in the water
Daisies
Daisies