We had moved to St Wolfgang on the shore of Wolfgangsee and were setting off on a short walk.
As we waited for the ferry to take us down to Strobl the RMS Kaiser Franz Josef I came by.
This vintage ship was built in 1873 and is paddle-wheel driven.
We caught the MS Salzburg which took us down to Strobl at the southern tip of the lake. Our walk was along the Burglesteinpromenade round the Burglestein.
It was an easy walk, much of it along boardwalks giving us panoramic views across the lake.
We came to a place named Seerosenplatz where there were some giant wooden water lilies and chairs. The Latin name of the water lily, Nymphaea, comes from Greek mythology. According to myth, a nymph died due to her unrequited love for Hercules. The gods however took pity on her and brought her back to life as a water lily. Seerosenplatz is therefore a special place of rejuvenation, a place for those seeking peace. You feel particularly close to water and tensions and worries magically disappear.
We carried on along the boardwalks until they ended and the path began to climb steeply up through woodland. this would eventually lead to a road and back into Strobl. We felt it would be better to retrace our steps and enjoy the walk close to the lake. But first we needed a rest.
There was plenty to watch with paddle boarding seeming very popular.
When we got to the water lilies I decided I needed to test them out. Would I feel rejuvenated? I certainly felt relaxed.
Back in Strobl we had time for a coffee as we waited for the ferry to take us back to St Wolfgang.
A nice easy day.