Vintgar Gorge

Well it rained all night and it was raining most of this morning but we decided to continue to the Vintgar Gorge, close to Lake Bled. This truly spectacular trail takes you along the 1,600 metre long gorge ending with the 16 metre high waterfall. Well worth getting wet for! We hummed and ha’ed about whether we should head further south into Croatia and work our way back up as the weather for the next few days is looking a bit wet but in the end decided to keep to our itinerary and head for Porec in Croatia. Before we crossed the border into Croatia we had a rather wet drive but still some lovely scenery, we came upon a toll and just drove straight through as the light was green and no one was in the booth, then we reached another toll and decided to follow another campervan that went into a lane marked for 3,500 kg this was also marked with a picture of a bus and a lorry, at this kiosk we took a ticket, thinking that would be OK and we could pay at the other end. We then thought about the tolls and pretty much worked out that maybe we should have bought a vignette, (payment for using Motorways that you stick on your windscreen) so we pulled over to the next available parking area and googled ‘tolls and driving in Slovenia’ low and behold we realised we should have purchased a vignette before we entered Slovenia and fines for not having one could be as much as €800! With the thought of being locked up because we didn’t have €800, we continued with intrepidation to the next pay booth which we could not avoid. Luckily for us the lady in the booth was as confused as we were after Tony bamboozled her with facts, which she didn’t understand, so sold us a vignette for €15 which we paid with much relief! We crossed the border into Croatia without any problem, only to find that Tony’s much loved satnav doesn’t recognise any roads in Croatia! Back to the old fashioned way of map reading and me shouting directions and headed for Porec in Istria.

We have now arrived at Camping Puntica, just outside Porec. Nice site on the water, thunder and lightening all around this evening but we are dry and comfy and going to watch a DVD.

Tomorrow we are going to explore Porec and the Euphrasian Basilica.

Vintgar Gorge
Vintgar Gorge

7 thoughts on “Vintgar Gorge

  1. john and carol September 11, 2013 / 7:48 pm

    Looks very interesting.Pity about the weather though. Glad to see you are sticking to your itinerary and not going off pissed ,i mean piste.Good job you did,nt get nicked in slovenia-we would not have been able to raise the 800 euro bail money as times are hard and carol has spent all her money on holiday clothes!


    • rosiepike September 11, 2013 / 8:42 pm

      Very funny, well lucky for us we didn’t get the fine, however, I would like to think that Carol had spent the money wisely!


  2. liz September 11, 2013 / 8:09 pm

    it looks stunning! I love the story for the vignette but I’m really glad for you the 800€ fine has not been applied!!!
    keep going and keep posting, Love it!!


    • rosiepike September 11, 2013 / 8:45 pm

      Wait until you hear the story about the ‘lost’ keys on tomorrow’s blog!


  3. Alan and gloria September 11, 2013 / 8:43 pm

    Looks like a wild place. Not sure I believe the bit about the vignette
    Doesn’t Tony always try that one?
    Luv us x


  4. John & Diane September 11, 2013 / 9:38 pm

    It may be raining but you are still on holiday and it all looks new and exciting, Diane put the heating on tonight so winter has arrived for us. x x


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