Spent the day on the beach reading Khaled Hosseini’s second book, ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’; must learn to pace myself, I read his first book in two sittings and fear I will repeat the mistake with this one.
Also discovered the reason why our pitch was the last one available, when we looked up and noticed sticky sap from the fir tree dripping onto the canvas roof and running down the van. Not good. Ant cleaned it all off and Gaffa-taped the redundant (and hideously over-priced) map of Slovenia over the area to protect it until morning – all observed with some amusement by the German guy opposite us.
We decided to head next for the Vranska Jezera NP (huge flat lake – good for birding, swimming and apparently boar riding which we were intrigued by).
“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” –Mark Jenkins