понеделник, 9 април 2018 г.

Easter Picnic at Bovska Skaklya Waterfalls

After a week of cold and rainy days, this Sunday was a gorgeous sunny April day and it also happened to be the Orthodox Easter. The whole family decided to celebrate it in the open with a hike in the Balkan mountains along the trail to one of the beautiful waterfalls in the Iskar gorge - Skaklya waterfalls. We traveled to the village of Bov by train and then climbed the steep trail up along the river Skaklya to the beginning of the waterfalls.

: To our surprise, spring  in the Iskar gorge had obviously arrived here earlier than in Sofia. The meadows were green, the dogwood in full bloom


:The river Skaklya was full after the snow-melt


:The photos don't capture even a fraction of the beauty of this place in real life




:The Balkan mountains

: The beginning of the waterfall (85 m high)





: The scattered houses of the village of Bov on the other side of the gorge



: On top of the hill




: The beginning of the waterfall


: Our picnic place, where we ate our painted eggs and Easter breads, made by Gaby and me




:And back down the trail to the railway station


: Dogwood, covered with martenitzi

2 коментара:

  1. The first photos of that big water fall are wonderful; what a beautiful sight.
    Thank you for the sweater love! I'll be sure to make use of it when it gets cold again or hopefully during this weekend's rain.

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  2. Thank you for your recent visit and comments! I'm going to have to make more of an effort to wear my handknit socks.

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