To the island on a Pletna
13.07.2014 - 13.07.2014 23 °C
There are various ways to take a trip across Lake Bled or to the island. One of them includes a trip with the traditional boat made by locals which is only known at Bled – the Pletna boat. The origins of the Pletna boat go back to 1590, whilst it size allows safe transportation of 20 persons. The Pletna boat is a wooden flat-bottom boat with a pointed bow and the stern widened with a step to enable passengers to enter. The boat is propelled with the special »stehrudder« technique where the oarsman is standing and rowing with two oars. We met a very nice couple from Boston on the way to the island. Another lady just about tipped us more than once as she decided she needed a photo on the other side of the pletna.
Slovenia's only natural island is home to the Church of the Assumption of Mary dating back to the 1400's.The church is a favourite for weddings and it is customary for the groom to carry the bride up the 99 steps leading up to the church...come on Dave!!
After climbing the 99 steps to the church, you can ring the bell three times and make a wish. It also costs €6 to have a chance to ring the bell. I guess we are lucky enough already.
I had the best dessert of my life in a new restaurant that just opened five weeks ago. It was perfection on a plate. What wouldn't be perfect with mangos and chocolate. It was a taste sensation.