Wednesday, 15 August 2012

a quick view from the Hahnenkamm

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Yesterday evening we headed into the town where many of the townsfolk were dressed in the traditional tract and dirndl of the area. It soon became apparent that there was a festival, complete with a Volksband and Schuhplattler.

Unexpected, and great fun to be there.

Today included a trip up the Hahnenkamm but this time under power instead of by foot. My legs took a little while to recover from the Swiss mountain a few days ago.
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As it happened, there was a mountain bike race on the side of this one, and of course it was 'up' the mountain rather than down.
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I arrived at the top to see various bikes parked against the edge and the start of the awards ceremony in a suitable cafe.
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There's sensational views from this area. I could see across to the Wilder Kaiser, to Matterhorn and also right across to Grossglockner.
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And the inspirational view soon made me forget my legs were supposed to be aching, as I headed away from the busiest area to just drink in the view.

4 comments:

rashbrm@mac.com said...

Looks like you're having a great time. Look forward to hearing all about it when you get back. Love, Melanie x

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Beautiful pictures of an area I am not familiar with, at all....! This is quite a trip!

Nikki-ann said...

Wow... Just.. wow! :)

rashbre said...

All - yes, thank you. It is all very enjoyable.