The first day the road over the Vršič pass was opened I made a loop over two alpine passes and through wonderful valleys. The spring colors were at its best and the greens contrasted the whiteness of the snow-capped mountains so strikingly I was speechless at times. It was a great day for a road trip, the last one with good weather before a series of gloomy, rainy days began.
Last year's Easter was cold and snowy. This year it was the exact opposite. Sunny, warm (about 20°C), the nature budding everywhere. And just like last year, we drove to Lake Cerknica. What a difference! Before enjoying the greenery around the lake, we visited the Big Natural Bridge at Rakov Škocjan. The water level was so high that many places along the river bed were inaccessible. To see what it looks like dry, have a look at September 2007.
The first April Sunday was unbelievably warm. After opening the barbeque season and filling our stomachs with delicious ribs, our ex-neighrbors and I climbed the hill of Špica above Kamnik. There was a lot of haze in the air, but it's always interesting to see things from above.