The day didn’t quite go to plan because we failed on the via ferrata (Klettersteig in Austrian). However, putting disappointment behind us, we did then have a great hike, even though it’s been a cloudy day. In fact, it was like being on a mountain in the UK with grey skies, cool winds, and mud... Continue Reading →
Relaxing in Bad Gastein
It rained all night and the forecast for today wasn’t much better, so we’ve had a relaxing day in Bad Gastein. We got the bus to the top of the town then wandered down the steep streets and along the river to see bits of the Gasteiner Ache that we missed yesterday… the top and... Continue Reading →
Scary moments on Graukogel
Today’s hike turned into a bit of a drama when, following the route from our book, we ended up on our hands and knees on a rocky ridge with steep drops on each side, unable to see the way ahead because both the path and route markers had vanished. Cue a bit of a meltdown... Continue Reading →
Cloud inversion on Tischkogel and Zitterauer Tisch 😍
We’ve had an amazing walk today. I don’t think I stopped smiling for the first couple of hours after we popped out of the clouds in the valley and found the sunshine. The views were stunning! It was forecast to be quite sunny until 4 o’clock so I was a bit disappointed to wake up... Continue Reading →
We arrive in Gastein… in the rain!
We woke early and set off to Austria, a journey of around 4 hours. As we got closer to the mountains, it started to rain heavily. I’m not sure what it is about us and Austria, but the same thing happened last time we were here and we ended up leaving after a week and... Continue Reading →
8 hours driving… with a perfect ending!
I tossed and turned all night on the ferry, finally giving up trying to sleep at 4.30. At 5.30 an announcement came over the tannoy that the restaurant was open for breakfast so we rose and tried to shine. Then it was time to go back to Bertie and disembark. Bertie with the big boys... Continue Reading →
Catching the ferry from Harwich
We had an uneventful journey from home to Harwich. It took about 6 hours with a stop for something to eat. On arriving, we had a wander round the historic town for a couple of hours. Then we had a lovely meal before catching the ferry, and John was pleased to have a pint of... Continue Reading →
Another adventure beckons: Austria & Italy
We’ve waited for this trip for a long time. At Christmas 2019, we booked 5 mountain refuges to hike a section of Alta Via Uno in the Italian Dolomites during summer 2020. However, along came Covid and the world sat still. The trip was put on hold and the bookings moved to August 2021. Like... Continue Reading →