Day Seven

Camping Lake Bled to Camping Birkenstrand via Halstatt

We weren't too sad to be leaving Camping Lake Bled but we weren't going to leave the town of Bled without indulging in some Bled Cake. We parked up as soon as we arrived in the town of Bled, paid the ridiculous parking prices and wandered into town. Once we walked into town we realised there was plenty of much cheaper parking in the centre... you live and learn. We walked round the various shops and stopped many times to admire the beauty of the lake. 

We had brunch at a lakeside bar. This consisted of a decent British tea ('you can take the Brit out of Britain'... and all that) and a huge slice of Bled Cake. Bled Cake is like a fluffy, light cream cake with a sprinkling of icing sugar on top. Delicious. 

We were now set for our journey north towards Austria. The journey out of Slovenia was wet but fairly uneventful. We stopped at yet another fantastic services not far after entering Austria and we were soon arriving at Halstatt. We didn't have much time to stop at Halstatt as we were worried our next campsite for the night would be closing soon. We should've made more time for Halstatt as it was truly stunning. Access into Halstatt with a vehicle is heavily restricted, there is parking easily within walking distance but the lack of vehicles in the small village keep the place intact and it's all the better for it. 

We headed on to our campsite for the night which was just alongside Lake Wolfgangsee. When we arrived reception was shut but we called a phone number on the door and before it even connected a lady turned up and booked us in. We chose our pitch and had lovely night's sleep.