after checking out, we took the pletna boat from the ferry point next to hotel to bled island €14pax return.
it’s 35mins one way..even the professional oars man was shagged out resting several times during the journey..
walked around the tiny islelet did not enter the pilgrimage church of assumption of mary..
by the way the €2 ice cream on bled island is really good👍
always fun to ride on the waters.
there are 2 ferry points for pletnas. we landed at the back end of the of the island.the pletna man did not collect payment & we pay only on the return journey.
wife wanted to enter front the front jetty so we took the coast path to the front.
took some photos of the shoreline…should be osjtrica & osojnica in the background.
a few steps to get to the church & the rest area. 🙂
99 to be exact, and the tradition for the groom to carry the bride up 99 steps for the marriage to be consecrated in the church.
the pletna ferry point made a good geometrical photo point of interest. 🙂
that was how the bled island & the steps looked like from osjtrica. 🙂
of course bled island is another favourite wedding reception location. 🙂
son bought some ice cream. very good ones. 🙂
we took some photos of the prigrimage church of the assumption of maria.
the single-nave Gothic church was built on the island in 1465. Its special feature was the 52 m high free-standing bell-tower made of porous stone known also as buckwheat grain. The church gained its present Baroque appearance in the middle of the 17th century when the Chapel of Virgin Mary and the monumental staircase with 99 stone steps were constructed. Tradition still has it that the groom should carry his bride up all of the 99 steps in order to get married in the island church.
& the view from the other side of the island away from bled castle.
then it was time to leave & we took th epletna back to the hotel ferry point & got into our skoa octavia for the next destination, bohinj and mostnica gorge.