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    I walked all over a lake!

    You've heard of Lake Bled right? The only lake in Slovenia containing the only island in Slovenia? Right!? Oh it's just one of the most beautifulest places in Slovenia.

    Lake Bled

    Yesterday I walked all over the bad boy!

    The really amazing thing about Lake Bled is that every couple of years it completely freezes over. To the point you can take a walk right up to the island and endure one of the biggest brainfucks possible.

    Every fiber in my body fought against that first step. There you are, standing on the shore and ... you take another step. And it works. You're on water. It's a lake. And you're standing on it!

    Then you take a nice long walk to the island - about a kilometer and a half one way. The whole thing is just profoundly weird.

    Being out there in the middle of the lake isn't too strange, feels kind of normal until you look back and realize everything looks wrong. You've been coming here your whole life, but it was ... different.

    The way back is even odder. Land slowly inching towards you with every step you take and your brain slowly but surely realizing that something odd is going on here.

    Then you have some delicious cake.

    Lake walking

    Shore view

    Looks like a polar expedition

    Looking back

    Castle Bled

    Moar ice

    There was also a huge crack

    Not the usual view of Bled

    Island view to the other side

    A random cyclist

    Finally, a swan

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    Published on February 18th, 2012 in Bled, Julian Alps, Lake, Lake Bled, Recreation, Slovenia, Uncategorized,

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