Sunday 7 August - Gohren to Bellamonte (by Sue)
There was heavy rain in the early morning that stopped before we emerged from the tent. Struck camp, showered and left at 9:20 am. The weather looked black and foreboding ahead and proved to be just so.
As we climbed,
the snow level was only a few hundred metres above - distinctly uninviting! A
10 km tunnel ensured that we missed St Anton, and continued on to Landeck. Now
another climb to the Passo di Resia, where we finally entered
Just after the pass, the weather brightened up, but not sufficiently to picnic outside the car. Our beer supply, nicely cooled in the fridge, was a less than appetizing prospect! In the warmth of the car we enjoyed rolls brought at a service station, then continued.
The descent was lovely, an open valley and green hills. The road to Merano was distinctive due to its castles, and orchards supplying fruit stalls that had been set up at the roadside.
At a petrol and tea
stop in Merano, we considered options for camping. A call to the campsite in Molveno
proved they were full. So, beyond
To get some exercise after another day (230 miles) in the car, we walked 3 kilometres to Restaurant El Zirmo. Here, there was a nice view and a traditional meal of stew, mushrooms, polenta and cheese. The walk back was a bit hairy as we had to go round a hairpin bend with no pavements in the dark. We survived that and adjourned to bed around 10 pm. It is cool but quiet.Try to work out our route - Google Earth (top); Viewranger (below) click on the image for a better view
Low snow line after recent storms. Good not to be walking high today.
A text message from Richard informs us of an