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Old 11-21-2012, 03:10 PM   #37
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Day 12...


Sorry for the dely, folks. I“ve been very busy with work! ;-(

Where were we...ah yes. Leaving the Croatian coast going home...

I decided to go through the valley of Soca

A lovely valley with wonderful landscape. In the north you can either go left over the Vrsic saddle or straight ahead over the Predil pass.
Since the weather wasn't to promising and I“ve gone over the Vrsic more often than the Predil, I opted for the last.
But before going up the pass I went up the Mangart - a fantasic route not a lot of people know of....

















...this waterfall seems to come right out of the rock...




...going up the Mangart...








...as I said the weather wasnt to promising....








The route to the Mangart is a dead end with a ring road at the top. At the highest point you can park and walk to a clif where you can enjoy a magnificent view.
But today I didnt even think about stopping because you could not even see further than the next 10 meters. So I went round the ring road and headed down again.
















...just as I was heading down again, I stopped and had look up to the top and of course the fog was gone...














...after crossing the Italian border the weather got better again...


...coming home....


...going over ther Obertauern pass...


The last night I stayed at a friends who has a B&B in Ramsau/Styria.
If you ever look for an accommodation in the heart of the alps - this is the place to be when on a bike trip...
Pension Haus Maria


the route of the day....


stay tuned for day 13...

Slainte
/Keith


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