Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Saturday, 29 August 2015

The Alps - Day 11 - Return to Dornbirn

Saturday 29 August 2015

4 km, 100 metres ascent.

Weather: sunny and very hot and humid.

Daniel was last as usual to arrive at the charabanc that would take us and our bikes back to St Anton. Markus had forecast an eleven hour journey, so I'd been concerned that we would get to Dornbirn in time to meet Sue at 7 pm, even with an early breakfast and a 7.30 start.

It didn't matter. We were in St Anton by 12.30 anyway, needing only one stop, and despite heavy traffic.

Goodbyes were said, Thomas and Daniel disappeared off on another bike ride, Claudia and Emanuel went to catch a train, Rouven was driven to Dornbirn and dropped off at the station, and Markus and I went back to his flat.

Then I got out of his way whilst he ploughed through the usual getting home from holiday activities.

I sweated my way up sticky tar on a broiling heatwave sort of day, to Zanzenberg, a good viewpoint over Dornbirn and Lake Constance where there's a nice shaded bench on which to compose this short entry.

I'll anticipate that Sue will arrive on time on her train journey from Kandersteg, and that we will treat Markus to a delicious meal, and even an ice cream, up at the Fetz Restaurant with its fine views to the peaks of the Bregenzerwald, before returning to his flat.

Later: I didn't anticipate the wonderful full moon rise over the Bregenzerwald, nor did any of us anticipate messages from Thomas saying he had broken his collar bone on a cow fence whilst riding back to Dornbirn. Oh dear!

Today's pictures:
A view from the bike bus
Where Markus should confess all his sins
Two views from Zanzenberg
Moonrise over the Bregenzerwald

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