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Shark Attack @ Lake Bled


Shark Attack @ Lake Bled
Shark Attack @ Lake Bled

The weather and the water here at the herat of the Alps got colder, so I needed some kind of wet-suit for my paddle training for the surf trip booked just 2 more weeks from today. In the cold rainy days in the first week of September I was quite unhappy as I was unable to do my paddle training because of the cold. I was searching for the  came across an information about some new “wet suit” called SharkSkin. It’s something completely new on the market. A product made in Australia and by now unknown for Europe.

SharkSkin Wetsuit Materials
SharkSkin Wetsuit Materials

After reading the information on the SharkSkin Slovena Facebook page about the construction and the materials of the wet suit. Something just clicked inside my head and I said to my self; “You simply must have one of these suits.”

I mean, imagine . . . To have a wet-suit preforming material, which is super thin and padded with a really feel-pleasant thermal layer. A wet-suit made of breathable water and wind resistant materials which keeps your temperature just right all the time.

For me, it’s quite unpleasant to be in a normal wet-suit, cause as soon as I put it on me I start to feel as I would be in a sauna.  Especialy if there is sunny weather. Also, every time I come to the line-up paddling I also feel to much heat sealed in my wet suit. I don’t like it.

SharkSkin Wet Suit
SharkSkin Wet Suit

I tried the SharkSkin wetsuit the first day I’ve got it. Like after 2 hours of buying it, it was already in the testing water of lake Bled. Quite ironacly, today is the first sunny warm day of September and I could’ve go even without this suit. But I said to my self: “Let’s give it a test about not getting hot in this wetsuit.”

SharSkin Wetsuit In The Water
SharSkin Wetsuit In The Water

When I put this wetsuit on for the first time, I was quite surprised with the pleasant softness of the interior. When I put it on, it felt like almost I don’t have anything on me. Really pleasant feeling of body freedom.

And when I got in the water, the feeling was even stranger. You are used in a normal wetsuit that you don’t feel any water in the area of the wet suit. And in the SharkSkin Wetsuit you feel the water everywhere.  It felt a bit cold, but after a few minutes it all just evened out. And when paddling to the island of Bled the “just right” temperature spreaded throughout the whole of my body.

SharSkin Duck dive Training, Lake Bled, Slovenia
SharSkin Duck dive Training, Lake Bled, Slovenia
Drying Clothes On he Highway
Drying Clothes On he Highway

After I finished the training for today, I helped my sister and her friend  to paddle back the boat and in the 15 minutes it took us to reack the mainland the Sharkskin wet suit was already a dry suit. I don’t know how they did this, but when you get out of the water in the SharkSkin wetsuit, the water just pours down from you. Amazing. Just for the sake of it I drove the car with the wetsuit still on and the seat stayed completley dry.

Sharskin Wetsuit
Sharskin Wetsuit

And this sure will make our surf trips much much easier. At least the wetsuit will not be drying on the wind shield ventilation heating on the highway. And most importantly. I will never, ever have to put on a wet wetsuit. It’s the feeling the most unpleasant chilly feeling, isn’t it?

SharkSkin Wetsuit Rules.
Thumbs up Australia!

 

 

 

Photos Of Sharskin Lake Bled Paddle Training

Floating Island Of Lake Bled


Bled Island Beautiful Photo, Lake  Bled, Slovenia
Bled Island Beautiful Photo, Lake Bled, Slovenia

This amazing photo of Island at the Bled lake, Slovenia was taken and masterfully remade to a Floating Island of Lake Bled by a friend, Ažbe. He writes a blog of his own, called Rainbow visuals.

This photo is just most amazing.  Me, as a resident and a regular swimmer of the lake Bled. It just opens a whole new direction of imagination while surf paddling and duck diving into the dark depths of the lake. A really special photo, with a lot of imagination and knowledge inserted

Here is the link to the Ažbe’s original post about the Floating Island of Lake Bled.

Surfing Lake Bled – Deep Soul Paddle Session


Paddle Session For Tubes, Lake Bled, Slovenia
Paddle Session For Tubes, Lake Bled, Slovenia
GoPro Ready To Go
GoPro Ready To Go

On Saturday afternoon, my friend Domen came to Bled to have an extended (3 hours) paddle training surf session at lake Bled. I do it almost daily on this spot and the sights of magnificent lake of Bled are just amazing from the water surf point of view. With the island with the church in the middle and the castle on the rock above it, it just sounds too dreamy to be true . . .

Das U-Boot - Going Under
Das U-Boot  Going Under

Our friend Ažbe borrowed us his GoPro water sports camera, which we placed on the nose of a surfboard  and off we were to an extra long paddle training session at Lake Bled.

It’s true we were paddling for three hours, but this time with GoPro camera, it was so much fun. As almost as there would be surfable waves at lake Bled at that day. Well, maybe not so much fun, but still a lot better than just paddling. 🙂

Underwater Surf World Of Lake Bled
Underwater Surf World Of Lake Bled
Underwater Aloha, Lake Bled Slovenia
Underwater Aloha, Lake Bled Slovenia

A small disadvantage of the GoPro camera is, that it dosen’t have any kind of display which would let you know, what you are recording or photographing. But this is not a big problem, as it has a super wide-angle lens. Before using it, I was worried about not getting the things I want to record in the lens line of sight. But after seeing the pictures and movies it made . . . now I know, I only have to be careful, to hide unwanted things from the GoPro super wide-lens. For example, the duck tape on the surf board 🙂

Underwater Hug, Lake Bled, Slovenia
Underwater Hug, Lake Bled, Slovenia
Surfing, Heavy Boat Traffic, Lake Bled, Slovenia
Surfing, Heavy Boat Traffic, Lake Bled, Slovenia

There was a lot of people on rented boats going to the Bled Island, so we were experiencing some heavy boat traffic around the water around us. Despite the crowd, we manged to find open fields of water, without the boats constantly “dropping in the good soul waves” and record some awesome videos of Lake Surfing @ lake Bled.

The underwater , duck dive and over paddle scenes are just blended beautifully with the dreamy song Porcelain, produced by Moby.

Enjoy watching Deep Soul Surfing @ Lake Bled


Aloha

BeYouTiful Beaches Of Lakes Bled & Bohinj


Beautiful Bikini Topless Beach, Bohinj Slovenia
Beautiful Bikini Topless Beach, Bohinj Slovenia

Today I woke up earlier, to get my work done until noon, when I was meeting Taya and Maja. We’ve met while surfing in Portugal, but that sure wasn’t enough. And some people, you just feel you want to explore them deeper and meet what they are all about. It’s interesting, how we per-judge some people with our first impression about them.  Usually this is based on our beliefs and past experiences. Well this is normal for humans, so it looks like, and it’s actually perfectly fine, as long as you give this person a real chance to meet them. And turn the first impression in to an understanding of the reality expression of the other person personality activity process.

Hotel VIla Bled, Bled Slovenia
Hotel VIla Bled, Bled Slovenia
Parking At The Island Of Bled
Parking At The Island Of Bled

They came to pick me up and had to wait for me for a bit, so I could finish all my work for today and than relax completely the whole afternoon long. We drove to Bled, where we had our boat rental reservation. I often hire a boat in Bled, but this was the first time I booked it under the hotel Vila Bled. And this one is the best of all of them. The staff is really friendly, the prices are the same at all the rental places, but this guy has the nicest boats. For sure the best boat rental in Bled (041 734 715).

The Church At Island If Bled, Slovenia
The Church At Island If Bled, Slovenia
The Way Back Was Beautiful
The Way Back Was Beautiful

We were on the Island in no time, where we first took a cooling down swim. The day was fucking hot, and the water . . . just right to enjoy it completely.  Than we were off to explore the magical island of Lake Bled. We enjoyed a couple of beers in the island over a pleasant conversation in a cool shade of the trees.

And Pleasant
And Pleasant

We took another swim around the island to get cooled down for the way back. For me, the way back was much more beautiful and pleasant. As I could just sit back, relax and enjoy the magnificent views of Bled from a nice point of view.

After returning the boat we drove about 25 km to Bohinj, to enjoy another Alpine lake, lake Bohinj (si: Bohinjsko Jezero).

Beautiful Bikini Topless Beach, Bohinj Slovenia
Beautiful Bikini Topless Beach, Bohinj Slovenia

Of course the first thing we did was took a cool down form the drive in the lake. Than we just enjoyed the nice day lying on the beach by the Lake of Bohinj. And not soon from this hot day, really got fucking hot as a group of Spanish girls were topless on a beach spot next to us. I asked them if they mind this picture and they were really OK with it. It was a nice day. 🙂

Amazing Nightfall, Lake Bohinj Slovenia
Amazing Nightfall, Lake Bohinj Slovenia

We had dinner at the Kramar Bar at the beach of the lake. Was a really pleasant meal, embraced by the mountains, lighted by warm sun rays and cooled down by the alpine lake. The food was not the best at all, but all this things made it a truly pleasurable.

Acrobatics @ Lake Bohinj, Slovenia
Acrobatics @ Lake Bohinj, Slovenia
Jumping In The Pure Alpine Water, Lake Bohinj, Slovenia
Jumping In The Pure Alpine Water, Lake Bohinj, Slovenia

We discovered some jumping device for diving in the lake. Despite the fact, we just ate . . . it was just to tempting to not try it out. And being in this water at the time of sunset was just overall relaxing.

We enjoyed the amazing ending of a really great day on the beach of lake of Bohinj and than drove home.

We were all pleasantly tired on the way back and just before my home town, Radovljica, we spotted a full moon rise. The moon was much bigger than usual and was shining in a red orange color. We drove to one field to take this picture. And when we wanted to leave the car wouldn’t start. After a couple of times we did manage to get it running and it got us all safely home. And she later discovered that she put a normal gas into to a diesel car. Guess, the full moo really does have an effect on people in one way or another, as they say, is true.

Full Moon Rising
Full Moon Rising

Was a really nice, relaxing, pleasant and joyful day anyway.

Aloha

A Mountain Lake Road Trip


Duck Chaser @ Lake Bohinj
Duck Chaser @ Lake Bohinj

After working on Saturday morning, the afternoon was booked with some more pleasurable activity.

A Mountain Road To Adventure
A Mountain Road To Adventure

I’ve met with my friend Nina, and we drove over the mountain pass Pokljuka to the Bohinj Lake. I just love the Pokljuka Mountain. It’s such a mystically beautiful forest. Every time I am there I feel really different . . . in a pleasant kind of way.

The SOurce Of Earths Powers
The Source Of Earths Powers

Our first destination was “The Energy Stones”. They’re suppose to be a source of the earth’s magnetic core energy points. I don’t know what to think about this idea. But it is true, that this stones were put here almost 300 years ago, by one bio-energetic guy.

The Energy Stone
The Energy Stone

And I do feel better, more alive and focused every time I visit this place. And the whole feeling on this mountain is totally different. They say, the whole mountain is one big energy point. I don’t know about that. I just really like the place and being here and being here after more than 6 months . . . was especially pleasant.

To The Horse Valley
To The Horse Valley

We counituned our journey over some forest road to visit the area of Konjska Dolina. This is a trulyl magical mountain place. It’s an old traditional mountain village, used by shepherd in the summer months, while they were in the mountains with their sheep and cows.

Konjska Dolina, Pokljuka Slovenia
Konjska Dolina, Pokljuka Slovenia
The Enlighten Forest
The Enlighten Forest

On the way down, we passed a really special forest area. Normally in our country you don’t see a a green bottom of the forest like here. And the mountain sun light of the sun approaching the horizon. It really made this and enlighten forest sight. We checked for blueberries, but the bushes were empty. It’s to early in the year.

Buying Some Home-made Bread And Cheese
Buying Some Home-made Bread And Cheese

On our way to paddle on lake Bohinj today, we passed a home-made bread and cheese stand by the road in Stara Fužina. We were already very hungry, so an idea for an evening picnic came to mind.  We’ve bought a very tasty fresh home made bread and  some typical Cheese of Bohinj, called Bohinjski Sir. The best cheese in the world in my taste.

Sunset Paddle Surf Session @ Lake Bohinj
Sunset Paddle Surf Session @ Lake Bohinj

We’ve stopped in the shop to buy a couple of beers and some sausages  for the picnic and arrived at the lake just in time of the sunset. Was just a perfect paddle session . . . surfing in the heart of the Apls.

It’s kind of special. Just training for the waves in 55 days . . .

Lake Bohinj, Slovenia
Lake Bohinj, Slovenia
The RIver Sava Bohinjka
The RIver Sava Bohinjka
An All Natural Dinner
An All Natural Dinner

We’ve enjoyed the sights of beauty of Bohinj for a while and than drove in the direction of home, to this really beautiful beach near the Sava Bohinjka river to make the fire and the all natural dinner. Was a really great day with after a long time,  spent with the person known for a lot of time. Was enjoyable overall.

And the raw fire baked sausages . . . taste just the best.

An Island Boat Trip For Two


In the yesterday afternoon we have met with Živa. We’ve met about a month ago in Portugal and were mutually enjoying each-others company a lot.

It wasn’t the best day up until 4 p.m when we met in Bled. Some quite difficult situations in business were resolving that day and the whole situation of my life is quite unstable at the moment, I’ve got the new direction, but the path is still to be revealed. And just some days . . . well it takes some extra energy to happily enjoy a relaxed afternoon with one person.

An Island Boat Trip For Two @ Lake Bled, Slovenia
An Island Boat Trip For Two @ Lake Bled, Slovenia
Crash Landing On The Island Of Beld
Crash Landing On The Bled  Island

We drove to this place Zaka, where we parked the car, rented a small boat and paddled on the Island. There is many places to rent the boat in all the places around the lake

We’ve reached the Island in no time. Than Živa took over the wheel and we had a slow relaxed boat ride all around the island of lake Bled.

The Back Stairs To The Church Island
The Back Stairs To The Church Island

As we got around, we parked the boat at the pier and explore the island. There is A Church, some kind of a museum and a Bar on the Island. The church is around 500 years old. And who’s ever idea it was to build this church on this Island . . . it’s a fucking great idea. Marvelous sight.

The Church On The Island Of Lake Bled
The Church On The Island Of Lake Bled

Now, probably today we have the Americans to thank, that this church is still in the form as it was build. During the second world war, Hitler was spending a lot of his time in Bled. He really loved this place as he believed it has some powerful energetic points. Some early explorers started discovering this energies in Bled in the 17th century already, when some guy assembled energy stone points on a mountain near-by. Hitler was indeed interested in all such “para-normal” things.

The Main Stairway To Heaven
The Main Stairway To Heaven

He established a special SS secret group of best religious experts of that time. They were operating in Bled Castle library and the Island Church library in an attempt to write a Hitler’s Bible, composed of all elements of all worlds religions combined into a most effective one. And the Bled Island was supposed to be The Main Shrine of this religion. It looks really scary. Like an arrow-shaped fort.

The Leaves And Branches Of one Tree
The Leaves And Branches Of one Tree

Anyway, we were not talking much about that. She is the kind of person with which, you just continue where you left of. Hm, if there was ever a real left of. You know, what I mean?
With some people there is just that presence of this feeling of connection, sometimes even when they are miles away.

We parked the boat under a willow tree. It’s really amazing as these trees extend their branches far out into the lake, crating like a secret island hide-out. We took a swim around the island a bit and later enjoyed hanging out under that tree place . . .

Beauty In Depths
Beauty In Depths
Swimming In A Paradise
Swimming In A Paradise
Tarzan On A Tree :)
Tarzan On A Tree 🙂
Head On
Head On
Jane On A Tree :)
Jane On A Tree 🙂
The Bledloch Monster :))
The Bledloch Monster 🙂

We’ve returned the boat after 3 hours and had to pay some extra money, but . . . who really cares about that.

After getting warm from being totally wet the whole boat way back, we drove to the castle hill to say good bye to a great new day on a rock cliff. Was just an amazing spot, with the seting sun lighted sky the half moon shining and some early stars above us, an orange lighted castle to the left and a lake with the island in lights and the city of Bled below us . . .

Enjoying The Sunset by The Castle Of Bled
Enjoying The Sunset by The Castle Of Bled

I’m real thankful for developing my ability to really leave the challenges of an area behind in like a minute, enjoy every situation as it presents itself. And deal with those things when I decide to. I mean I was not my best self this afternoon, but we’ve had a fun time. A real fun one actually. And . . . it’s much easier to get a great solution after a relax and a good night rest.

Aloha

Wave Chaser – Surfing Lakes Of Central Europe


Surfing Waves at Lake Bled, Bled Slovenia
Surfing Waves at Lake Bled, Bled Slovenia

It’s been 5 days I have been in my home, waweless counry of Slovenia. It has been raining every day since I’ve returned . . . which infarct was great, as I needed a really deep rest after all the great moments of traveling around.

Still I started missing surfing even before I’ve gotten rested.
So on Saturday I checked the Slovenian secodn hand online shop Bolha.com for my luck in finding a wave shortboard in a Central-European waveless country. . . And I found one. Actually there were two altogether, but this one was almost what I was looking for. It’s a 6.3 fish tail, 21 wide and 2,3/4 thick. I was looking for something like 18 wide and less than 2 1/2 thick.

Volcom Fishtail Surfboard - Lake Bled
Volcom Fishtail Surfboard – Lake Bled

But it’s either this today or nothing. So I call the guy and within 4 hours we were on the other part of Slovenia with my friend Domen, buying the board. We had a nice chat with the seller. There’s really not that much surfers in our little country and you know . . . surf-minds think alike.

It started raining that day, so we just had a nice day with surfer Domen. And than on Sunday afternoon…. finally! Some sunshine.

I immediately drove to lake Bled, get out the board and get into the water. And as it was Sunday after noon, there was a lot of people walking around the lake. Walking to the water was quite interesting. All the people were looking at me like I’m from another planet.

Paddle Sessions - Lake Bled, Bled Slovenia
Paddle Sessions – Lake Bled, Bled Slovenia

Well somedays ago I use to just don’t care about what other people think and just do my stuff. But that’s not really fair. Now I try my best to have deep sympathy for them. As for someone, whose peak experience of the week is to go for a walk around the lake, with his girl-friend he has to lie to to keep, and has to work extra hours to pay for his debt for the car to impress his/hers friends, and passes judgment to someone who is just doing what they like . . . well in my opinion he has a bigger problem. There’s really no need whatsoever that his opinion or whatever he/she does can influence my happy moments. I just surf.

A Great Swell Of Thoughts - Surfing Bled, Slovenia
A Great Swell Of Thoughts – Surfing Bled, Slovenia

And being in the water on a surfboard after 10 days was just amazing. Such amazing feeling of sliding trough the water with nothing but water all around you. Perfect.
And despite the fact that there were no waves . . . just this feeling of lying on a surfboard in the water, paddling in the position and sliding trough the water, felt just like surfing in the Great Ocean.

And while eating pizza afterwards, the same feeling of pleasant exhaustion in the back, the neck, the shoulders and the arms, occurred as it does after every day of surfing at the Ocean.

I think that , since I came to Slovenia 6 days ago, this was the most pleasurable feeling day, so far . . .

Keep Surfing
Aloha