Lake Bled – 2

My travelling companion and I arrived on the shore of Lake Bled near the Castle Baths in mid-afternoon with plenty of time, we thought, to visit the church and ring the bell. Unless you swim, the only way of getting to the island is by gondola, which normally holds around 16 people. Gondoliers ferry peopleContinue reading “Lake Bled – 2”

Plitvice Lakes – 4

Extract from Julian’s Journeys Veliki Slap is 50 metres high and normally comprises 5 or 6 main streams of water that plummet over the Western edge of the Korana gorge. The walkways go to within 25 metres of the foot of the falls, but this is a windy spot and only about half the waterContinue reading “Plitvice Lakes – 4”

Malta – 3

Large stones, salt and topsoil have all been postulated as the cargo. The stones might have been the ones used to build the megalithic temples found over the islands and therefore would have had the weight necessary to scrape such channels in the rock, though it is difficult to imagine stones weighing 50 tons beingContinue reading “Malta – 3”

Trakai Castle – 2

At first view from the lakeside the castle appeared to be more than the official 500 metres away across the lake. However, I was soon distracted by sail boats, people thrashing about in small green rowing boats and picnickers by the path. There were vendors selling amber jewellery, ice creams, and postcards. The stall andContinue reading “Trakai Castle – 2”