Did I say we were going on holiday? Again?! For blogging break read holiday! After our wonderful holiday in Austria last autumn I really wanted to go back to see the flower meadows in the summer. Fortunately our friendly local coach company A & P Travel had decided to run a trip this summer so, as DH deserved a special treat for his 60th, we were the first to book on.
If you look back here you can see some of the photos I took last year. We went to several of the places we went to last year so I won't repeat the photos here. We were based in the same hotel as before and it was lovely to see the family again.
On the Sunday, with some encouragement from my DH and some friends, I took my courage in both hands and went in a cable car, yes, a cable car!!!!!, to the top of the Steinplatte mountain. This from a person who hates lifts and has sworn off the London Eye! Actually, apart from one or two colly wobbles when I looked down at the wrong moment (help, I want my mummy!), I really enjoyed it!!! The views were amazing so inevitably I was busy with the camera so I didn't have a lot of time to think about the drop below.
This is the village of Waidring spread out below.
Still on the way up, a view up a neighbouring valley towards Kitzbuhel of Ski Sunday fame.
You might recognise DH sorting out his lenses at the top.
This is the amazing view across not-quite-the -top of the Steinplatte. The actual top is a strenuous walk uphill which we left to younger, fitter people - on bikes!
There were a lot of these with lovely clunking bells ringing out when they moved, very atmospheric!
We walked up here
and came to these amazing rocks which are popular with fossil hunters.
This beautiful specimen was in a large boulder at the side of the path - deliberately placed there? Not sure.
Gulp! What a tiny box! Don't think about it!!!
I got my wish to see beautiful flowers growing wild.
It's really difficult to photograph flowery banks below you!
These beautiful flowers were growing beside an artificial lake.
I'm not sure what this flower is called but I'm sure I've seen it growing in gardens.
My DH photographed this lovely little harebell which I missed. (I think it's a harebell. Please correct me if I'm wrong).