Monday, August 3, 2015

Summer in Slovenia (again)

After spending 6 weeks in the UK (mainly helping my Mother recuperate from her foot operation), we've headed South back down to Slovenia again. After a gruelling 2-day drive through France, Belgium, Germany and Austria, we finally arrived at the serene Lake Bled for some time to get the journey out of system. It was pretty good timing, as the town was in the middle of a food festival, so in addition to cycling and swimming, we indulged in two of our favourite activities – eating and drinking (Jon), and watching fireworks (Tracy). Both were great.

This part of Europe was enjoying (or sweltering in) a summer heatwave of 35C plus temperatures every day, so we've headed to a familiar haunt, the Slovenian-Venetian town of Izola on the coast. With our pitch 5 metres from the sea, looking over towards the town and a fabulous sunset every night, we can't really ask for more.

Time is spent, mainly working on lectures for upcoming cruises, with enough time for a bit of relaxing (ok quite a lot), getting updates on the cricket, doing cycle rides, swimming in the sea, and a bit more eating and drinking (which are great value).

This weekend we're hiring a car, so we'll head down to Croatia for a bit of exploring.

This is what the summer should be about. Loving it.