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It frreakin' SNOWED today. I was expecting a day of sunshine but I only got a 20 second preview of blue sky this morning outside of town on the way to Salzburg Zoo. Check out the first pic to see what I thought was the unveiling of the mountains I've been longing to see. But instead I got the beauty of snow for a few hours. It was only light, but so happy I got to see it (and it was the first snow of the season).
Snow melted once it hit ...
... or just wearing more - I am in a silk thermal, 3 merino wool layers, a fleece, & down jacket on top, a silk thermal, wool layer, jeans & high boots on the bottom, and a headscarf and hat, with a huge scarf over a buff round my neck. I had forgotten how long it takes to get dressed to go out in the morning and what a performance it is going to the loo, with all these clothes! My 3 dorm-mates at the hostel are all solo ...
Finally made it to the place I've most been looking forward to seeing and its a pretty special place. My dreams had involved a bit of snow, but alas, not to be. I saw some on the mountains today during the Sound of Music tour when we went to Mondsee to see the chapel where Maria and the captain were married. Side note: the travel guide complemented me in front of everyone for my beautiful ...
... other side where Hallstatt would appear. We found parking in a large public lot a little ways outside of the center of town, with a clearly designated walking path leading us right to the edge of the lake. The town itself clings to the mountain with it’s two and three story residences and narrow alleyways. It was a sight to be seen for sure.
Upon returning again from the car park Stephanie could be found at ...
... to the rest area. We never saw them again and figure they thought the rest area was 5 Fingers and headed back down after stopping at the rest area. Gesh!
Now a little about 5 Fingers. 5 Fingers is actually a viewing platform that takes it name from its hand-like hand shape. It is said to be the most spectacular viewing platform in the Alps because the individual, approximately 4 metres (12 feet) long fingers were built over a precipice of about 400 m (1200 ft) in ...