After the long and hot day on Triglav, cooling-down was now our aim. As we have been driving along the river Soca, a well known river for paddling, we didn't want to miss it. The water is blue and turquoise and mostly absolutely clear.
We went on a camping ground, where we got in contact with other paddlers. One of them, Anja, gave us good information for paddling on the Soca.
The next day we felt like profiting from the good weather and paddling a part of the river. Luckily, our neighbours gave us a lift, so we didn't have to walk. They even gave us a good tip to paddle first a bit into a canyon.
Blowing up the kayak, preparing everything and finally into the cool, refreshing water, which was a contrast to the 30 degrees. The first meters we were paddling upriver. Fantastic!
The first day we took it pretty easy and slow, so we made only half the way. On the exit spot we let everything dry in the sun and observed all the other swimmer and paddlers around. Just as we started for walking back, Anja passed and took us with her car back to the camping ground.
The next day we started just underneath the camping ground and paddled to Srpenica 1, before the river becomes more difficult. After 2.5 h on the water we were happy to get out, although the landscape and the water were again amazing. Half of the way back we were walking (that's what we have pack rafts for) in the sun with around 30 degrees and for the other half we got a ride.
It is absolutely recommendable to visit the river Soca, as well without a boat. There is a path following the river from the source to Bovec, going through forest and hilly grassland and with many small bridges. In the region of the national park it is strictly forbidden to camp, but there are many camping grounds ore hotels around.
3 nights on a camping ground are enough, on we go!!!