A nice warm morning so did a few jobs outside. Also there was a wall we could stand on and do a few roof jobs. Re-stuck the rubber seal on the back right hand corner of roof. Sprayed the section where the rubber seals with silicon to stop it freezing onto the rubber.
We then continued on to Predjama castle which is a cave castle and was really quite fascinating. Still in habitable condition. But would be terribly cold
It was hard to distinguish between the natural walls and the man made. Except the man natural had moss growing on it. The natural rock had drains channeled in to bring water from the cave down to the lower levels.
When we left we detoured down a dirt road to a well. There was a guy there who, with waves, indicated we could not go one. I just said we are here for water so he opened the gate and told us to get drinking water from inside not outside. John told him about our trip, a happy farmer. We were able to fill EC some by hose and some by container. A great spot.
Then a long drive to the Adriatic sea and Pirano - which is an old town and fort. We parked to the south and had a 2km walk along the foreshore to the old town. Had a look at the church which again was quite mind boggling and walked around the point. By this time it was 15:30 and we were going to be camping in the dark so we had a quick bite to eat and walked back to the car.
We were 20km from the Italian border and 7km from the Croatian border crossing. John drove to the Croatia crossing and I did the paperwork. It was now after 16:00 on a Friday night but we had the fastest crossing ever - no cars in front.
Our first cat hostel. We did not realize till we looked at the photo that there was a kitty inside.
As we drove up the hill it got foggy so now we were looking for a camp in the dark and fog. Found one off to the side of a side road. Just got level and there was a call. John went to chat to the guy who lived in the house just up hill from us. All OK.
However, not long after we’d got to sleep a car stopped shined their lights on us then left …. back to sleep. Then another car stopped and called out. John got up and dressed and went out. Police.
A local had called us in. One of teh police had good English and ended up joking with John so all good. Checked our passports and wanted to know why we are camped within 1km of border.Johns reply: "Lovely view".