Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Monday, 22 June 2009

Val Vallunga

Today wasn't the best weather we've had in the Dolomites, but it didn't rain and we enjoyed fabulous views like this one down Val Vallunga from near Rifugio Puez, after a 900 metre climb.

The hot chocolate at Rif Puez was so thick that it required the assistance of a spoon. The 'apfelstrudel' was also very tasty.

With around 20 of us on the walk, it was conducted ('Steady Eddie' from Collett's being our 'not a guide') at a satisfactorily leisurely pace.

The wild flowers, including gentians and alpine snowbells, were wonderful, and we had plenty of time to try to record them digitally. (Results to be broadcast in due course!)

The Chalet Barbara sauna was in fine fettle when we got back - very therapeutic, followed by a meal with lots more wine. So much that we are a little uncertain as to what to do tomorrow!

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Alan Sloman said...

I would sit on the balcony and enjoy the wine and the views. Sue - you know that's what you want to do. Let Martin go for the walk and nip off ot the sauna with a nice bottle of red.

Mark Alvarez said...

Slavering here. Wallowing in envy

Louise said...

Beautiful place, enjoy. And the wine.

Anonymous said...

Ooh, stopit! I'm drowning in envy here. Not sure whether I'm more envious of the hot chocolate or the flowers... *sigh* Enjoy!

John J said...

What stunning views. You seem to be having a marvelous time - keep it up!