I joined Alex, our Rep and another couple on a walk at Fuschl. It was really just a gentle stroll through woodland and meadows to the Bambichlhof Farm.
I saw a walk description on a noticeboard in Fuschl. Our walk was described as Bambichl Runde. A varied and undulating route. Short woodland passage uphill through wonderful Fuschl countryside. 5 Km, with just 97 metres of ascent.
We set off from the Seerose Hotel in Fuschl and walked out to the main road. We crossed the road and passed behind the headquarters of The Red Bull drinks Corporation. We climbed up through some woodland on a pleasant path but no-one had warned me about the flies. Giant Horseflies that saw me as foreign food and ate me alive. My insect repellent containing super strength DEET was back in my hotel room.
We emerged into open meadows and I had hoped to be able to take more flower pictures, but we were too late. The meadow had just been mown. In fact we could see the farmer on his tractor working his way across the field.
We paused outside the Bambichlhof farm which was beautiful.
Our way now lay across meadows and although there were not too many flowers I did manage to snap a butterfly.
As we walked across the field Alex explained that there was now a problem with deer. Their numbers had grown so large that a cull was necessary. He pointed out the shooting boxes hidden in the trees.
On our way back we stopped at the Ruming Mill, a restored 19th Century water mill before continuing alongside the stream past a herb garden and back to Fuschl.
We arrived back in Fuschl at 1.10pm. I had just missed the bus to take me back to St Gilgen. I had almost 2 hours to wait for the next one. I wandered down to the lakeside and walked along the promenade but that only took half an hour. What could I do. Only one sensible option. Enjoy a leisurely pint and take in the views.
An easy day, but probably just what I need. Tomorrow I intend to go up the Schafberg.