After the Sunday work morning meeting with Iztok, the owner of Surf School Tribu. We’ve made a friendly exchange deal. Iztok is a really nice guy. He is for sure responsible for my developing surf addiction, as his surf school very much supported my swift development in surfing. I think this is the best surf school in Europe, because of their close personal approach with the costumers. It’s a surf school with a soul, a spirit. Really pleasant to be with them among the waves.
Anyway, after that we were meeting with Živa for the afternoon. It was fucking hot in Ljubljana among all the concrete streets, so we decided to take a coffee on the gas station and drive to one place Iški Vintgar. None of us has ever been there and a valley with a mountian river sounds like a cool idea on a hot day like that.
On the way there we’ve stopped at one quite, hm . . . different kind of church. Build and designed by Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik. It’s truly interesting and different. It was just a pity that the church was closed. Would love to her inside one day soon.
We’ve arrived in this valley and the temperature felt much much cooler. We took a walk in the water up-stream in search for a perfect hang beach on this mountain river.
I couldn’t resist taking a dive in the water and it was absolutely refreshing. Felt like a new man, after cooking in the car before.
After a pleasant conversation we’ve explored the area deeper. It was nice as it was a new place to be for both of us, but it’s basically like most of the places in Slovenia. Some trees, a river and a mountain on each side. It’s a copy – paste situation. But you know, it the other things, that make a place special in the memory . . . people for example, spring to mind almost instantly.
The time passed swiftly and we left to Ljubljana as Živa was meeting a friend and I left to Bled for my daily paddle session.
Was an amazing drive home. Almost all the way the road was completely wet, from the rain and the clouds in the sky, lighted by the setting sun, were making some interesting shapes.
Was a beautiful-sight paddle session in Bled, as it was the whole of this great day.