After the Europeans was finished we visited the lake one last time to play on the diving boards and then went off to Slovenia for a little holiday with my parents and Whitewater Safety and Rescue course with Tom Parker on the Soca.

It turned out to be one of the most beautiful places we’ve been to: steep mountains, clean air, crystal clear rivers and lakes that you can drink, tasty fruits from Italy and very steep roads for our not too powerful van 😉

We would like to live there actually if we could find any decent playspot in the area…Please tell us if you know of any.

The river itself was pretty low but we managed to paddle most of it and the beauty made up for the portages; i’ve never paddled anywhere so beautiful, but then I do paddle in Nottingham most of the time…;-) Here you can see many big Trouts swimming under you and the colour of the river is an unreal blue!

Katya found the Slovenian language is very similar to Russian, so she could read and understand some of it, often laughing at how it sounded to her like very old country folk Russian.

Now we’re back in the UK, my beloved Nottingham course is flooded so we’ll sort our Van and then look for some different dirty playspots 😉

Pringle & Katya

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About James Bebbington

2011 ICF World Freestyle Kayak Champion & 2011 ICF World Cup Freestyle Kayak Champion Passionate about Kayaking, Travel, Nature, Dreams, Raw Food & the Beauty of Life. Don't give up on your dreams, listen to your heart!
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