Having mastered the group warm up called, a human knot, we began the third part of our walk.
As soon as we put on our backpacks and made our first steps, vivid conversations started. With the sun coming out, our mood got another boost. Joyfully we walked through thick groves of fir trees and enjoyed the scent of the forest. Some parts even brought up a jungle-like feeling, with all the lush and dense greens. While always having the sounds of the wild Isel in our ears.
Having had two days of a warm up behind us doing only light walking, the real thing was about to start. We had 15km before us and needed to find a pace that the entire group was comfortable with. That wasn’t always easy as we have some experienced riverwalkers as well as some amateur walkers. But we knew that some delicious local food was awaiting us in Feld, our destination, and that was some good motivation.
But that doesn’t mean that we haven’t had lovely food on our way. Because as always the kitchen team did a good job with lunch. Also mother nature treated us with some of her fruits, along our path hungry mouths got satisfied with tasty wild strawberries, raspberries and black currents.
Lots of laughter accompanied us and eventually we got to Feld. A little shower of rain welcomed us as we arrived. After it had gone, we decided to have a reviving swim in the Isel. We can tell you this works better than five cups of coffee! Finally, we got to indulge in some “Schlüpfkrapfen,” pasta dumplings stuffed with a potato filling, served with chives and melted butter. Domen set a record of 18 “Schlüpfkrapfen” at one sitting.
We ended our day with some planning work for our upcoming art project, which will be presented to you in Bovec. So stay tuned, it’s going to be mindblowing.