The Picturesque Great Soca Gorge on 18Sep2018 Day 4 3pax Family Holiday in Slovenia 15-21Sep2018

soca valley & beautiful gorges

next we stopped at a stone bridge & a most beautiful gorge.^^

this was more impressive than vintgar gorge.

and as picturesque as ryuokyo gorge nikko japan & the one we went to at snowdonia national park in wales.

perhaps not as magical as the Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon in Iceland.

stone bridge and beautiful gorge

stone bridge and beautiful gorge 

stone bridge and beautiful gorge

stone bridge and beautiful gorge

a medieval stone bridge over the great soca gorge.

soca valley & beautiful gorges

soca valley & beautiful gorges

soca valley & beautiful gorges

soca valley & beautiful gorges

soca valley & beautiful gorges

soca valley & beautiful gorges 

the stone bridge casting a shadow over the great soca gorge in the evening sun, a mesmerizing scenery.

signage describing the river troughs

we drove further towards direction of bovec and stopped at the next suspension bridge.

there was a sign describing the river troughs – where the river is squeezed into 750m long & 10-15m deep gorges.

another suspension bridge & view of the picturesque gorge

soca valley picturesque gorge

soca valley picturesque gorge

another view of the great soca gorge, w/o the shados of the stone bridge. 🙂

suspension bridge & view of the picturesque gorge

soca trail on the other bank of river soca

soca trail on the other bank of river soca 

there was the soca trail on the other bank of the river.

another day, we would certainly walk some parts of the trail. 🙂

suspension bridge & view of the picturesque gorge

soca valley picturesque gorge

 

soca valley picturesque gorge

the picturesque scoa gorge, etched in memory.

c.h.e.f andy

Soca Valley & Suspension Bridge on 18Sep2018 Day 4 3pax Family Holiday in Slovenia 15-21Sep2018

soca valley & suspension bridge

we came to the first small suspension bridge along soca river.

soca valley & suspension bridge

good break stop for our driver. 🙂

the lure of nature, freedom, fresh air…

soca valley & suspension bridge

soca valley & suspension bridge

nice streams of the soca river…

soca valley & suspension bridge

soca valley & suspension bridge

soca valley & suspension bridge 

this but a small part introduction to the beautiful gorge of the soca valley.

c.h.e.f andy

Soca Valley & Trail – Where is the Source? on 18Sep2018 Day 4 3pax Family Holiday in Slovenia 15-21Sep2018

soca valley

after vrsic pass, the road follows soca river along soca valley & the gorges & stone & suspension bridges

we made a turn into a branch road to look for the source of soca but did not find it.

looking for the source of soca but did not find it.

soca valley

we parked our car & walked down a path to the river soca.

didn’t find the source,

but this should be part of the 25km soca trail from soca spring to bovec.

soca valley

it says “soska pot” or soca trail on the signpost..

soca valley

soca valley

soca valley

soca valley

soca valley

soca valley

soca valley

soca valley

we drove to another place slightly further up the branch road.

soca valley

too bad we missed the soca spring, source of soca.

looking at other’s blog write-ups –  “crystal clear emerald waters burst out into daylight out of a small underground lake at the end of a narrow gorge in Zadnja Trenta valley“..

we could certainly have make the 1hr hike even on a day journey from bohinj to bovec…well another day or another destination la..

c.h.e.f andy