Slovenian Interlude – Off Topic

The last week has been spent AWOL in Slovenia, Kayaking the Soca River in the Julian Alps. I last went two years ago and was impressed that the second visit was just as good. We were lucky with the weather – 30 to 33 degrees Celsius with constant sun. This is important when you are kayaking in glacial melt or alpine rivers. The Slovenes are good-natured and tolerant, and the Kayaking was world-class grade 2-5, so there was something for everyone. Being a bit of relaxed old biffer myself nowadays, I stuck to the grade 3 stuff and had a mostly undemanding  time. If it is too hot on a river, you just roll over to cool down :

Setting an ambitious line ...

Setting an ambitious line …

Perhaps too ambitious? ...

Perhaps too ambitious? …

There is a gap here as the photographer was guffawing at my two failed attempts at rolling upstream on the mildly evil boil line. Not my finest moment!

Bored of banging my head over the rocks!¬...

Bored of banging my head over the rocks!¬…

Rolling ...

Rolling …

Suitably cooled, stirred not shaken, no ice!

Suitably cooled, stirred not shaken, no ice!

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