Sanotel Bad Gastein & Residenz
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- Swimming pool
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... to be in the apartment. Annie went off for swim in the very nice pool next door. Free for us, part of the apartment deal. Annie reports it was beautiful, warm and puts our public pools to shame. Now after a nice meal and more wonderful Austrian wine we shall settle down to Poldark.... sad I know.
Tomorrow we are off to ...
... walk to the cable car and then a further uphill walk to the entrance of the cave. By the time we got there we were really hot and wished we had some water and a rucksack to carry all our clothes.
It's a guided tour and when the the door to the cave opens there is a huge rush of freezing air, which blew out many of the small oil lamps which were handed out to provide light. The first part of the visit is a 700 step climb with stops along the way for the guide to ...
... but believe me it was a great drive.
We crossed into Austria around lunchtime, buying our 'vignette' (road tax) at a garage and rapidly after stopped for a very nice lunch with views of mountains. To be honest we were mostly engaged in watching a couple of tractors cut sweetcorn, but at our age it doesn't take much to get us excited......
A few km later ...
Just a wee jaunt planned for today. The master plan is to head for the " lake district" of Sound of Music fame. We looked at going to Salzburg and signing up for a 50th anniversary Sound of Music tour. For $50 each we were going to be driven in a bus to the lake district so it seemed obvious to just stick with Plan A. Before all of this we're going to have a lazy day to take advantage of another ...
More blue stuff, even after a very leisurely get-up-and-go. Or not-go as we are staying here for a second night. Given the weather, we consider it's time to scale an Alp before we run out of blue sky/Alps/time. Grossglockner beckons, but having abandoned thoughts of the drive, we're left with getting as high as we can by ski-uplift, or by hijacking a plane. Sandra suggested it might be worth hiring a plane, but in the end ...