The paragliding company takes us back to Bled and I decide to give Lake Bohinj another try. It takes about 40 minutes to get there. I grab a large lunch at a grocery store and sit by the water and watch a sailboat regatta. The water is unbelievably clear – you can see the shadows of the fish swimming in it.
I get in the car and drive to the other end of the lake. At about twice the size of Lake Bled, it’s 2.7 miles long. With the weather still relatively clear, I decide to take a cable car to the top of Mt. Vogel. It had some incredible views of the lake and Slovenia’s mountains. The peak hidden by the clouds but above the sign is Mt. Triglav, Slovenia’s highest mountain and the name of it’s national park.
I grab a hot chocolate at the top and take in the view before heading back down.
Running out of time in the day, I drive back towards Bled. Since I moved out of my hostel earlier this morning, I drive to where I’m staying tonight: Jazz Hostel. He shows me my room and I write my last postcards. After cleaning out the rental car, I fill up at a gas station then drop it off in the parking lot of a hotel, giving the keys to the front desk as instructed since the Europcar office was closed. I drove about 780 km, or ~500 miles in the four days I had it.
I walk back towards my hostel, making a detour to get pizza for dinner. I’ve had more pizza on this trip in two weeks than I’ve had in the 6 months before I left.
I gather my things and pack. I lie down in bed around 7:30pm, and after browsing the internet for a bit, I fall asleep. With waking up tomorrow at 3:30am, I need all the sleep I could get.