Tre Cime di Lavaredo

Yesterday we went for a walk/trek around Tre Cime, which is part of the Dolomites and Heritage listed for good reason.  

It took us about 4.5 hours to complete and it was 10km in distance. I must say it wasn’t the easiest of walks; there were very steep parts of the track both ascending and descending-even the people with walking poles found it challenging! 

But we made it and have recovered enough to be able to walk another mountain tomorrow, if the snow stops! πŸ™‚

  
   

Traveling on the Grossglockner

On our way from Heiligenblut [Austria] to Colfosco [Italy] today, we did a trip along the Grossglockner which was not far from Heiligenblut. It was a beautiful drive, full of mountains with snow and glaciers too. When we stopped at the Hochtor point, there was indeed snow around and the temperature was 1.4 degrees Celcius – just a bit chilly! 

   
   

Cruising the Konigssee

While we were in Berchtesgaden [Germany] we went on a boat cruise on the Konigssee lake, stopping for a stoll around St Batholoma and then a longer stop at Salet, where we walked for 3 hours to and from a waterfall that had no water! On the way to the waterless waterfall, we stopped to check out the reflections in the Obersee lake, which were beautiful – enjoy! πŸ™‚

   
 

Melk Abbey

On our way from Vienna to Durnstein [way back on September 18th] we stopped in Melk to tour the Abbey. My favourite room was the library which had over 100,000 books in it. Unfortunately I wasn’t allowed to take any photos, but here’s one of the Abbey itself.  

Tunnel Travel

We left Berchtesgaden [Germany] this morning to travel to Heiligenblut [Austria]. On the way we went through this 8km long tunnel and had to pay €10, about $15 to do so. 

When we left Berchtesgaden it was raining and when we got through the tunnel it was beautiful sunshine; amazing! 

 

Ajay’s Leaving?

  
I can’t believe that you’re leaving us Ajay! I am so disappointed that I am not in 5MD right now to be able to say ‘Goodbye’ to you and wish you only the very best at your new school and not only for the rest of your Grade 5 year, but for all that lies ahead for you. 

Changing schools is never an easy thing to do, but I know you will approach all that comes your way with a positive attitude and a wonderful smile. 

5MD will definitely miss you Ajay! πŸ™