Monday, July 4, 2016

Bled, Slovenia

Rovinj, Croatia was beautiful!  Our Hotel Katarina was on its own island so we had to take a 5 minute boat trip to the mainland town.  It was very Italian looking.  Our guide told us that Venice is only a 3 hour boat ride away and supposedly on a clear day you can see Venice from the church bell tower.  We climbed the rickety steps of the tower for a spectacular view and although it was a beautiful clear day we didn't recognize Venice.  😀.  In the evening we had a wonderful boat ride around the town & nearby islands watching dolphins and enjoying the sunset.

Yesterday morning we left Rovinj and arrived in Ljubjlana, Slovenia, for a walk thru the city with an opportunity to taste some of their specialties and some free time to explore.  We popped into 2 beautiful churches to see the interiors.  The churches in every country have been magnificent!

After we arrived at our hotel in Bled we walked around Lake Bled--about 3 1/2 miles.

Today we are taking a boat to the island church (see middle photo) with the group and then plan to hike to Vintgar Gorge in our free time and then a farewell dinner with the group tonight. A great way to spend our last day!