Day Trip to Lake Bled

Today Women’s Voices Chorus followed up our concert in Ljubljana with a day trip to Lake Bled, a vacation destination in northwestern Slovenia. Lake Bled is an azure blue gem nestled amidst beautiful mountains, with a little island in the center containing a charming and historic church. We boarded three small boats rowed by local guides, who took us on a smooth and breezy ride across to the island. The acoustics in the chapel were so beautiful that we tried them out with a song. Here’s a video taken by Darrell, the husband of choir member Jo, of us singing an impromptu “Followers of the Lamb” in Bled Chapel:

After visiting the island, we spent a couple of hours in the small town of Bled, which was a great opportunity for each choir member to pursue their favorite activities: swimming in the cool, fresh water, a leisurely lunch in a café, a walk up to Bled Castle for a great view of the landscape, or even a hike the entire 6 km. around the lake.

A view of the island in Lake Bled from a boat

A view of the island in Lake Bled from a boat

A view of Lake Bled from Bled Castle

A view of Lake Bled from Bled Castle

Last, but definitely not least, there’s a very important person whose presence has so far gone unrecognized on this site. Our guide Andreas is traveling with us for the entire tour, and he has truly been our organizational rock. He has kept track of our busy and detailed schedules, and made sure that every choir member understands where and when she’s supposed to be. He’s gone above-and-beyond in terms of flexibility, arranging extra activities for us that weren’t initially on the schedule, like our delightful Danube dinner cruise. Not to mention, he’s so cheerful and laid back that he puts everyone at ease. Here’s a photo of Andreas chatting with Allan in a cafe on Bled Island:

Andreas and Allan

Andreas and Allan

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One Response to Day Trip to Lake Bled

  1. Ann says:

    How wonderful! I enjoyed the impromptu concert. I hope you all continue to enjoy your trip.