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... so no pics will do it justice (I took video though). So instead of a snow pic, I have attached a special photo I took today at the zoo.
Then after that excitement I got the funicular up to the fortress and my battery died after 3 photos so they are not very good but it was worth it to get a video of the Pumas.
Now am hoping for some sun tomorrow which is my last day in Salzburg. I wanna see those magnificent mountains.
... from Japan, Malaysia and Korea, so I am not the only one struggling to deal with the weather, and they are all finding it much worse than they imagined. Maybe I'll have got the hang of it properly by the time I get to Ireland in January! Talking of which, Mary F, for your info, I plan to hit Sligo around Thurs 8th January, after Belfast & Newry, and am very excited about being back for a few days and really looking forward to catching up with you all!
... Ok, that's not true.
Although no snow, I'm almost as excited about the prospect of seeing some sun tomorrow, as I have not seen one bit of sun since I left Sydney. The last tiny patch of blue sky I saw poking through clouds was in London, but haven't seen the orb since I left home. I'm doing the touristy places tomorrow so hopefully I will have some amazing views ahead of me.
... salt from the nearby mine there since prehistoric times, thus making it the earliest known salt mine in Europe if not the world. Hallstatt has a population of just under a thousand residents, but with the influx of tourists coming to see this stunning mountain retreat the town clearly swells, thus making it’s streets rather crowded.
The road to Hallstatt runs through stunningly green mountain valleys ...
... where got on the cable car for the Mountain station at 2,060 meters.
On the way up the cable car we ran into a couple girls from Chicago who seemed a little clueless on where to go. They wanted to go to the ice caves, but had not even checked in to get a time for the caves. And now they were on the wrong cable car heading to 5 Fingers. They had apparently bought a ticket for 5 Fingers (since they couldn't have got on the cable car without the ticket), but didn't seem to ...