Crovenia Road Trip: Day 2–Lake Bled

Our first day in Slovenia brought us to Lake Bled. I was really looking forward to visiting this lake. I had seen so many photos of it and it looked absolutely amazing. The blue water reflecting the forested hills surrounding the lake makes it seems like you’ve stepped into another world.

Situated in the middle of the lake is Slovenia’s only natural island, Bled Island. On this island is the Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary which was built in the 15th century. It is customary to climb the 99 steps to the church and ring the wishing bell in the hope to make one’s dream come true.

The combination of the church on the island with Bled castle perched on a steep cliff in the background makes for a stunning scene. Its very picturesque and the day that we were there couldn’t have been more perfect. The weather was great for the middle of March – approaching the mid 20s meaning no need for a jacket.

We had a lazy day by the water, eating lunch in the sun while various wildlife tried to get food from us. I took a mini nap on a bench. Just me, and my iPod soaking in the sun and glorious environment that I was in. It was a fantastic day. Hit the jump for more photos from my day at the lake.

adelinawong.caThe view from Bled Castle looking towards the island

adelinawong.caBled Castle

adelinawong.caBled Island with the church
The crystal clear waters with fresh water fish! (and a random sign)
The swans were vicious and would attack you for food. Too many tourists!

adelinawong.caLooking up at Bled Castle with the Karavanke and the Julian Alps in the background

This is part 2 of a 5 part series on my recent road trip to Croatia and Ljubljana. To read about the rest of my trip, click here.