Slovakia, in the Tatra mountains.

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  1. Beach Hiker

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    We arrived at our destination about noon...
    Getting started....
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    Happy trails indeed! Looks like you have some beautiful rolling hills and mountains to explore. :)
     
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    Time for carving.....
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    Beautiful full log houses... with natural cordage used to seal them:
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    Looks like you will enjoy working on a spoon too :)
     
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    Looks like a great trip!
     
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    Bobsdock So long, and thanks for all the fish Supporter

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    Looking good brother. I love your spiral handled spoons.
     
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    Slovakia in the Tatra Mountains? I need a map! You must get around the block on occasion........

    It looks great


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    Indeed! Free time.... so carving.

    It's only about a 5 -6 hour drive....
     
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    There you go...
     
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    I was just counting....
    How many knives did I bring?
    Buck 110, in pouch, on belt.
    SAK, in pocket (attached to belt loop by chain)
    Mora Precision
    Mora spoon knives, small and big
    Mora Companion, on emergency bag
    Opinel (in bag)
    Cheap folder clipped to bag
    So... only 8.
     
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    We got up to around 5000 ft. today (1400 - 1500 m). Absolutely beautiful.

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    Archie smelling the Tatra air....
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    Mountains, mountains everywhere...
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    Easy day.... with the wife and dog....
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    Giant thistle about to bloom....
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    Endless hiking possibilities, mostly from 900 to 2000 meters. We're done for today!
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    Archie loving the highs of life.... he stares at the view. Really happy here. He is a total natural on the steep trails (and we're talking very steep).... far better than me.
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    Pocket dump...
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    Thanks for the pictures.
     
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    Very cool. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    I was in the Poland side of the same region in 2016, visiting my grandfather's homeland village. So impressed with the beautiful wood structures as common as they are there. Not far from the mountain resort of Zakopane.

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    my homeland village church
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    Wolf(?) track while trying to find my cousin's home (so said my cousin:"duży wilk" "big wolf" in Polish/Rusyn/Lemko)
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    Yes, you were just North of here...
    Beautiful pics!
    The woodwork around here is phenomenal.
     
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    Thanx for the map - whata great place with great spaces.......... only 8 knives aint so bad

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    Great pics and awesome looking trip. Wife wants to know the breed of dog. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.
     
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    Archie is a Westie.... West Highland White Terrier. Fearless little dogs, ready for any adventure.
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    The mountains seem to go on forever....
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    Next stop:
    We drive across Slovakia, into Hungary, where we will set up the big tent and stay put for a week....
     
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    Beautiful place. Thanks for taking us along. It wasn't that long ago the "Iron Curtain" had all that country closed off from the rest of the world.
     
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    That is true. One of the saddest parts of 20th century history.....
    Slovakia still gets very few tourists (no " big name" locations), and is really beautiful.... and empty.
     
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    Beautiful photos Rob. Looking forward to the next report!
     
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