Day 1 – Arriving in Slovenia.
After a late night packing and getting final preparations done, I was rudely awoken by my alarm at 2am. Shortly after I was In the car and on route to the airport. Typically the motorway and various junctions were closed for maintenance so what is usually a hassle free journey became into a headache.
Before long Richard and I were through security and sat with a coffee waiting to board our flight. After some shuffling around with the boarding gate’s we were finally aboard and the journey began. After a short flight we arrived in Marco Paulo airport, collected our bags and headed in search of our hire car.
Loaded into a Fiat panda we trundled off down the Italian motorway for Slovenia. With some coffee stops and Friday afternoon traffic our journey to the border took us a little over 2 hours.
In Slovenia – First view of the river.
Heading through Slovenia we quickly began the ascent through the valleys climbing alongside the River Soca. To say the water clarity and colour is breath-taking is an understatement. With less than 40km to the lodge we decided to pull over and gaze off a bridge into the river. Utter amazement is what greeted us, no photos do this river justice.
Arriving at the lodge.
After arriving at the lodge and settling in, we decided to pop down to the Upper Baca and take a look at one of the rivers close to hand. After a short drive down the mountain road we parked next to a dam which is home to a very large Marble trout and admired the view.
Our first impressions of the river were very high. And we both eagerly anticipated the following day to get off and do some fishing. So after a walk along the banks we called it a day and headed back to the lodge for some food and much-needed sleep.