Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Farewell to the Austrian Alps

Friday 21 July 2017

An 'easy' journey home. Usual 7 am breakfast. It would be good to maintain that habit.

8.06 bus to Kitzbühel. I had the receipt for €56 for four passengers on that very bus. But the receipt was not a ticket. "Schisse internet" expleted the driver, who reluctantly let us on.

It was a lovely sunny morning, but not a good driver, for whom the cloud that engulfed Mittersill was more appropriate. We'd dropped into the cloud inversion, but by the time we reached Kitzbühel at 9.20 it was sunny and hot again, for the rest of the day.

After coffee etc and lunch provisions in Baguette, outside which a classic car drew up, we caught the 10.35 to Wörgl where we swapped platforms for the train to Munich Ost, where we should change for the airport.

The train duly paused at Munich Ost, but a lack of urgency on the part of my laid back companions led to the doors shutting just as we were about to disembark.
"Don't panic, Mr Mainwaring"....

Thus we spent the next hour travelling there and back from Munich Central rather than in a café outside Munich Ost.

Never mind, having got to the airport - a vast and somewhat confusing place, I had to wait for an hour before I could drop the hold bag, with all its dangerous contents, off at the easyJet bag drop.

After quite a long queue for passport control, and a search for explosives, we got to the gate in plenty of time. This part of the journey went perfectly smoothly and Penny kindly picked us all up from the airport.

A most enjoyable trip.

Home by 7.30.


Sir Hugh said...

That has been a great trip. The French and Austrians have things so well sorted for mountain wandering.

Anonymous said...

Pleased to see that you´ve enjoyed the mountain glory of Austria and that you were not harmed by thunderstorms & lightnings.

By the way ... have already worked out a not too boring Transalpine route for England´s hardy sons :)


AlanR said...

That was a good trip. Spectacular scenery. Only been to Austria the once but that was a working jolly. It made an impression though.

Phreerunner said...

Thanks for those comments. Yes, it was an excellent trip. Back to earth now - waiting for boiler to be fixed, need to plot our route on Viewranger as the Garmin needed a hard reset before the tracks could be downloaded, so lost them all, and I need to replace the broken camera....

Julian Glover said...

Just been catching up on your Austrian adventures over coffee - very good! Some great walking, it seems.

Phreerunner said...

I'm pleased you enjoyed that Jules. It's a route that should be within your capabilities, apart perhaps for the sustained (but not difficult) wired section between Bonn Matreier and Badener.

Julian Glover said...

That's interesting, as we don't mind a bit of protected scrambling (that don't require hard hat, harness and lanyard).

We've got a bit of a yen to try the Adlerweg sometime, which I imagine might be a bit similar to your route.