Eat Drink & Be Merry at Postarski Dom 1688m on 18Sep2018 Day 4 3pax Family Holiday in Slovenia 15-21Sep2018

vrsic pass short hike – going up postarki dom 1688m

we took a 20mins walk up the mountain trek to postarski dom 1688m.

the hut is open to visitors from mid-June to end of September. and they have 36 beds (11 rooms), 30 beds in dormitory.

vrsic pass turn 24.

the surrounding mountain scenes were stunningly beautiful.

vrsic pass short hike -postarki dom 1688m

view of the postman hut postarski dom view the hill on the back.. 🙂

view of postarski dom from higher ground

rest stop & soup

we decided to stop for a bite and drink and to chill a little. 🙂

rest stop & soup – tomato

rest stop & soup – chicken

rest stop & soup – chicken

we ordered 2 soup & beer and coffee.

the soup were ok, just soup yes, nice warm soup in the stomach after a morning of driving and walking. 🙂 we were served with some complimentary bread. ate some with olive oil & also dipped in the soup a bit.

i like the tomato soup better. it was a great ambience, resting at a mountain hut, breathing fresh mountain air. son & wife were having their beer & i had a coffee. enjoy la!

c.h.e.f andy

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Postarkski Dom (Postmand’s Hut)

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Vrsic Pass Short Hike 1688m on 18Sep2018 Day 4 3pax Family Holiday in Slovenia 15-21Sep2018

vrsic pass turn 24

we parked out car at turn #24, and trekked up the road.

vrsic pass turn 24

vrsic pass turn 24

there were various hiking trails.

we were doing a day drive to bovec so only taking a short hike. 🙂

vrsic pass turn 24

vrsic pass turn 24

vrsic pass turn 24

weather was good, glorious sunshine, not hot myabe 24degC and no need warm clothing when we were trekking so we just wore Ts and jeans or shorts.

vrsic pass short hike – going up postarki dom 1688m

vrsic pass short hike – going up postarki dom 1688m

vrsic pass short hike – going up postarki dom 1688m

we took a 20-25mins walk up the the mountain hut.

vrsic pass short hike – going up postarki dom 1688m

vrsic pass short hike – going up postarki dom 1688m

postarki dom 1688m – view of petrified giantess

just above the hut, there was a clear view of the giantess.

postarki dom 1688m – view of petrified giantess

and some background.

postarki dom 1688m – view of petrified giantess

very nice view!

postarki dom 1688m – view of petrified giantess

postarki dom 1688m – view of petrified giantess

vrsic pass short hike -postarki dom 1688m

we stopped at the hut.

ordered 2 soup & beer and coffee.

vrsic pass short hike -postarki dom 1688m

son didn’t walk to walk. so he stayed at the hut to chill.

& the 2 old folks went walking up by ourselves. 🙂

vrsic pass short hike -postarki dom 1688m

looking back at the rest stop.

vrsic pass short hike -10mins to peak

another 10mins to a small peak.

vrsic pass short hike -10mins to peak

vrsic pass short hike -10mins to peak

took some photos here. 🙂

vrsic pass short hike 1688m

vrsic pass short hike 1688m

vrsic pass short hike 1688m

then back the same route.

vrsic pass short hike 1688m

vrsic pass short hike 1688m

and back to the hut.

vrsic pass turn 24

then we walked back down to turn #24, and drove to trenta and scoa valley on the way to bovec.

c.h.e.f andy

Russian Church, Hole in Mountain, Petrified Giantess-Vrsic Pass on 18Sep2018 Day 4 3pax Family Holiday in Slovenia 15-21Sep2018

versic pass turn 8 – russian church

the vrsic pass at 1611m is the highest road pass in the eastern julian alps.

it connects the small town of kranjska gora to trenta valley in the triglav national park. there are 50 serpentine turns, 24 on kranjska gora side and 26 on trenta side.

leaving lake jasna, we drove along this vrsic pass. the turns were well marked & paved with cobbled stones at the turns, so it was not so difficult driving.

versic pass turn 8 – russian church

many bloggers have documented the sights along vrsic pass, so we dutifully stopped at turn #8 to admire the russian church.

versic pass turn 8 – russian church

versic pass turn 8 – russian church

versic pass turn 8 – russian church 

the Russian Chapel on the Vršič pass (Ruska kapelica na Vršiču) is a russian orthodox chapel located on the russian road on the northern side of the vršič pass…. it was built by russian POWs (prisoners of war) during World War I. It serves as both a war memorial and a symbolic link between Slovenia and Russia.

versic pass turn 17 – hole in the mountain

versic pass turn 17 – hole in the mountain

next we stopped at turn #17.

stacking stones is a passionate hobby of all the travellers at various ravines and gorges and also here at vrsic pass. 🙂

versic pass turn 17 – hole in the mountain

versic pass turn 17 – hole in the mountain 

and from here we can see the hoe in the mountain, a natural window in the Prisank mountain face…

versic pass turn 17 – hole in the mountain

versic pass turn 17 – hole in the mountain

versic pass turn 17 – hole in the mountain 

versic pass turn 17 – hole in the mountain

versic pass turn 17 – hole in the mountain

another view of the hole in the mountain.

versic pass turn 17 – hole in the mountain

versic pass turn 22 – petrified giantess

we drove on to turn #22 to see the petrified giantess, the  Heathen Maiden (Ajdovska deklica).

versic pass turn 22 – petrified giantess

there was a good view here. later when we hiked up to the vrsic mountain hut, there was a very clear view as well.

versic pass turn 22 – petrified giantess

versic pass turn 22 – petrified giantess

from the vantage point to view the petrified giantess. looking down at our parked car. 🙂

we proceed to turn #24, the last turn on kranjska gora side, did a short hike, then down the pass  and turns on the trenta side.

c.h.e.f andy