In 1964, the Bavski Potok river was dammed to prevent it from flooding, creating the Vanganel Reservoir, which is a peaceful and secluded spot popular with fly fishers, just outside of Koper.
You can park at the village of Vanganel and take a short walk through the woods to come up on the dramatic wall of the dam. There is ostensibly a trail right around the lake, but this is somewhat overgrown and quite steep and exposed in parts, so be careful with kids! It’s easier to walk across the top of the dam for views across the lake. You might also meet some local wildlife:
After this short but pleasant excursion (around 1 hour) I highly recommend Gostilna Nimis in Vanganel for a spot of lunch. Tell them Ingrid sent you, and maybe I’ll get mine for free next time!
Stay tuned for more Postcards from Slovenia! As ever, you can find more images from my travels on Instagram. I hope to explore a bit further afield now the travel restrictions are slowly being lifted…
Lovely pictures, particularly the one crossing the dam.😂
Thanks! Thankfully no-one decided to take a dip…
enjoyed those photos
Thank you 😊
Such a wonderful photograph – imbuing at once more than the visual – I can feel the heat of the sun and hear, I think, the insects buzzing and chattering away. x
And the lizards lizarding, perhaps? 🦎
…is that what that is?
Then, yes. That, also x
Indeed it is! Thanks Nick 😊
Such glorious countryside views Ingrid, you might have inspired me to do some local bushwalking during the week…
Now that sounds exciting! 🦘 is there anything poisonous you need to look out for?
Only some snakes, but going into hiding during our colder months.. .. I need a reasonably smooth track with gradual inclines… haha. .. I am not a well balanced walker…
It looks like a fun place to visit, Ingrid. Thanks for sharing. Lovely photos, too!
You’re welcome Merril 😊
Gorgeous Ingrid. Thank you for sharing.
You’re welcome 😊
Looks like a very pleasant excursion, Ingrid! <3 Thanks for sharing!
I love those dancing trees! (K)
Thank you 😊
Beautiful tour Ingrid, thanks. do the boys fish?
Benji is very good, he caught 17 in one day once 🎣
Oh my gosh that’s awesome. And what about poor Ollie watching big bro? 👏👏
This was a while ago when Ollie was still a toddler, so he didn’t get to go!
Oh gotcha…. his time will come for the big catch! 💖