Alta Via 1 - Day 1 - 20km, 1400 metres ascent, 8.5 hours.
Lots of flowers as usual kept Sue busy with her camera at the back of the pack.
Lunch was enjoyed shortly after passing Rifugio Sennes, before some more spots of rain from a bulky cloud to our south caused another brief deployment of waterproofs.
It's a long way down to Rifugio Pederü, along a slippery surface. Drinks at this huge 'hut' at the roadhead went down well and set us up for the stroll up to this lovely rifugio.
Improving weather ensured this final stage of today's walk was an absolute delight, with lovely light on the high summits of the Fanes across the valley.
Good company, good food, and an early curfew for the hut's wifi, mean that I have to leave you now after this excellent first day on AV1.