Monday, September 14, 2009

High on a hill stood a lonely goat herd, yodel-ay etc

Radio silence over the last week cos I've been to Austria on Chaps Week. Five good days = five good mountains. And food; ye gods, they Austrians like their meat. It's no place for vegetarians; think I ate more meat on the first night than in the whole of the previous week. If offered a Grillteller, first loosen your belt a couple of notches.

And if contemplating beer, mine's a Zipfer.
Q - what's a Zipfer?
A - to do up your trousers!!!! Boom Boom.

These are the geraniums outside a mountain hut where we stopped for a Zipfer.

There are fabulous cascading geraniums everywhere. Climate makes a difference of course; being so much further inland they get a reliably warm dry summer. Dream on, UK.

Anyway, here's a sample of the mountains we got up (note the ladder on one of them)

Then it rained so we went down a salt mine (no pictures cos I forgot the camera). Had to slide into it; the further back you leaned the faster you went. I managed 29.6 Km/h. Poor, but did have friction burns on undercarriage.


Di said...

Amazing place, fantastic photos, and my stomach churned a bit at the sight of the little house at the end of the cliff. I would climb the ladder, but then how would I return? LOL You brave man!

Nutty Gnome said...

Haha, love the zipfer joke!
Glad to see you safely back on slightly less mountainous ground - quite an impressive bit of mountain goat behaviour going on there Woody! :)

Susan said...

Wow lovely views!