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About crosbyman66

My aim is to create a photo diary of my walks and my travels. I have two main hobbies, walking and photography and these complement each other. I am a senior citizen, what used to be called an old age pensioner, but I don't feel old. Since retirement I have had more time to pursue my hobbies and the opportunity to travel more. My philosophy now is - Do what you can, while you can. My other interests are fine wines and keeping fit. These may not complement each other but keep me happy.

High on the Schmittenhohe

It was the last day of my holiday in Austria and I wanted to do another high level walk on the Schmittenhohe. However the weather was not promising. It had gone cooler and the forecast was for rain in the … Continue reading

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Over the Chase

On Sunday I led a walk over Cannock Chase for my local Rambling Club. 10 miles of relatively easy walking across lowland heath and pine forest with a stroll along the towpath of the Trent and Mersey Canal to finish. … Continue reading

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The Four Lakes walk on the Schmittenhohe.

When I woke up and looked out of the window I could see nothing, just thick cloud. I had arranged to do a guided walk on the Schmittenhohe. Would they still do it? I got to the arranged meeting point … Continue reading

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Maishofen to Zell am See.

We were looking for a shortish walk, about 5 km but it needed to be on the flat. We decided to catch the 680 bus to Maishofen and walk back to Zell am See. A 15 minute bus journey took … Continue reading

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Kaprun and a bit of a run

Saturday 22nd July. Today we decided to visit the High Altitude Reservoirs at Kaprun. To get there we had to catch the 660 bus from Zell am See to Kaprun Kesselfall. We then caught the Kesselfall Alpenbus to the inclined … Continue reading

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Plettsaukopf Rundweg

We wanted an easy day so Jean and I decided on a leisurely stroll round Plettsaukopf, a reservoir on the slopes of the Schmittenhohe. We caught the City Xpress cable car up to Mittelstation and we then had a choice … Continue reading

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Sisi’s Rundweg on the Schmittenhohe.

Sisi’s Rundweg is a circular walk at the summit of the Schmittenhohe. It is only 0.9 km long but is full of interest. Information boards detail the life of Sisi, Empress Elisabeth of Austria. The walk starts from The Elisabeth … Continue reading

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