Monthly Archives: September 2013

Hightown dunes in September

Summer is over and down on the coast things are changing. At the beginning of the month there were still lots of butterflies on the wing, mainly the Common Blue and the small tortoiseshell but by the end of the … Continue reading

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The Pilgrim Way, St Gilgen to St Wolfgang

During my holiday in St Gilgen I had heard about the Pilgrim Way. It leads from Furberg, near St Gilgen, over the Falkenstein hill, through the hamlet of Reid to St Wolfgang. It involves a steep climb up the Falkenstein … Continue reading

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Blinklingmoos at Strobl.

I had planned a day sightseeing, cruising on the lake and visiting Strobl and St Wolfgang. I had studied the timetable for the ferries and planned to make the final leg of the journey on the old paddle steamer, the … Continue reading

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Rund um’s Dorf. St Gilgen.

Today was supposed to be a rest day. All we had planned was to do a leisurely stroll along the lakeside to Furberg, have a coffee then relax in the gardens at the hotel. By 3.30 pm I was restless … Continue reading

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Hightown dunes and meadows in August.

August was a beautiful month with plenty of sunshine and little rain. Along the coast many of the flowers were past their best and were beginning to go to seed. However the Japanese Rose provided a splash of colour with … Continue reading

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Holmfirth, Recce

Yesterday I travelled up to Yorkshire with Les, Margaret and Virginia to do the recce for the next Crosby Rambling Club walk. Virginia was the leader and she had planned a circular walk based on the village of Hepworth. On … Continue reading

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Schafberg and the SchafbergBahn

22nd July 2013. Austria. Our plan for today was to go up the Schafberg on the cog railway, the SchafbergBahn. This is the steepest cogwheel railway in Austria and was opened in 1893. Steam locomotives make their way from the … Continue reading

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