Today we decided to take a day off from sorting the house as we haven’t had one day since our arrival to relax and enjoy our beautiful surroundings, so we decided to visit Rabisha Lake. It’s the largest inland lake in Bulgaria and only 6 Km from our village. As it has been so hot and we have two dogs, we thought the best time to go would be in the morning ,as it is cooler. Andy had checked the map for directions and it was past the next village, so should only take us about 15 minutes. Wrong! We drove through the village that was slightly up a hill, on not the best roads in the world, out the other end ,then the only turning was up a fairly steep mud track. Andy decided we had gone the wrong way and the track just wasn’t suitable for the van. So off we went in search of the lake again. Yet another magical mystery tour down extremely bumpy roads, sharp bends and small hills. Eventually after driving for about an hour we saw the lake in the distance, all we had to do is find a way to get there. Sign posting isn’t the best to say the least, in fact it’s almost non existent! Wasn’t long before we lost sight of the lake and all we could see was a mountain. I can honestly say it would be easier to find water in the Sahara dessert !
It took two hours to get there and the road into Rabisha is literally just a dirt track, but although our bones were rattled to death because of the roads, ( if you can call them that ), and the suspension of the van took a hammering, it was definitely worth it. Not only was the scenery on our way beautiful ,the lake and surroundings was astounding. To top it all off we had the whole lake to ourselves ! The dogs had a great time and we even got them to go in the water, which is a great accomplishment as far as our staffy is concerned , normally if he sees a puddle he walks around it and if it rains, he just won’t go out! All in all a lovely day…..