Super Vingtar and Blejski Moon!
And just when you thought I already gave up with my blogging project, here I am. :P
Last week, me and my friend Sara decided we should take a road trip and go see one of our country’s diamonds, the Blejski Vintgar. Perhaps you’ve already heard of it, specially if you’re from Slovenia but for those who haven’t, a vintgar is some sort of a smaller canyon and obviously Blejski Vintgar is located somewhere near Bled.
Most of the times, when me and my friends decide to take a road trip somewhere it takes for ages just “talking about it” and planning the whole situation and honestly, it mostly doesn’t even end up with actually doing it. Yes, it is partly my fault, because I don’t have my own car. Okay yes, I don’t even have my drivers licence yet. But I’ll have it, someday. I will.
Anyways, this time me and Sara made it happen, damn right we did. We decided to put our deadline on last friday and we took of early in the morning. Hmmm, now that I think back once again, it wasn’t that early really. Sara, who lives on the seaside of Slovenia, which is about an hour from Ljubljana, was supposed to be at my place at nine, but she was still sleeping at that time because “her phone wasn’t working” she said. Well, I won’t go on and criticize her anymore, cause she’s really dear and she’s the one that made it happen, I couldn’t really get there without her.
So yeah, she’s great. :P
Back to our trip. When we arrived at the parking place, first thing I noticed was how colder it was there, and that my summer outfit really wasn’t the best idea. :D We bought our tickets and slowly started discovering the canyon. I’d rather not describe what the vintgar looks like, because a good picture is worth more than a 1000 words… Or at least so they say. ;)
I also had the GPS with me, and because you people read my blog all the time, you now already know why I had it with me. Riiiiight? :P
If your answer was: “so we wouldn’t get lost”, you’re not that far from the truth actually, because honestly I did check the situation from a time to time, but of course the primary reason was to search for geocaches. As any other beautiful place in the world, the vintgar has its 2 caches as well, and as much as I’d love to say we found them both, unfortunately I can’t. We didn’t find any of them actually. :D And before you start judging me, I really tried and I even had some help a bit later from an older Polish woman that was just watching me at first (which was kind of awkward and creepy) but later on asked me: “Did you find it? Because I didn’t!” I was relieved that I’m not the only retard that can’t find a cache whose complexity is rated 1,5 out of 5, but when she told me she was still a beginner, I wasn’t that relieved anymore. :D We gave up pretty soon and tried our luck at the second cache that was located behind the ticket house. Nope, didn’t find that one either. Sara did find a way how to get inside the vintgar without buying a ticket though. Pretty awesome, huh? :D This time we paid, but next time we’re totally going in for free! :P
The next was the “Super Moon” day. I don’t exactly know why and how, all I know is that the moon was about 50.000 kilometers closer to the earth than usual, which resulted in a visually 14% bigger moon. It’s a situation that happens every 30 years I think. Okay.. Is it just me, or is it really every single year, that we happen to witness a phenomenon that is supposed happen every half a century? We must really be lucky, huh? :P
Nevertheless, I like these kinds of situations, because it goes hand in hand together with one of my hobbies, photography. You can already know when you hear of a appearance like this, that there are going to be photographers everywhere waiting for the moon to rise and try to get the best photo they can. And so was I. I was waiting at the Ljubljansko Barje pricesly at 19:47, the time that all the websites claimed the moon was supposed to rise in Slovenia. Funny thing that I realised when I started unpacking my gear was, that I really had no idea where the moon rises. I still don’t. :D With my Nikon and everything set and ready to rock, I waited and waited, but by the time it was like 20:30 or something like that, I still haven’t seen even a single glance of the moon, because the sky was full of dark grey clouds. That sucked and I was really pissed. I packed my gear and went home sort of disapointed, but there was nothing I could have really done. However, I finaly got lucky later at home when I had my few epic seconds of “clean space” between two clouds and the moon just happened to be there, so I took just one shot of it and ladies and gentlemen, here it is.
I’m leaving you with a simple advice tonight,
Always aim for the moon. If you miss it, you may hit a star. ;)