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... planning on having a
braai. Not to be since the moment the sun went behind the mountain the
temperature dropped below anything that is possible to braai in. The braai was
cancelled and we moved across to Stef’s house for an excellent cooked supper
prepared by Stef and Jan. A bottle of wine later we headed back to camp for a
good night's sleep.
So the warmup walk over, my tour guides, Stef and Corinne,
decided that a somewhat more challenging walk would be in order. So we jumped
onto a bus and headed out to a spot on the Julier Pass. From here we headed
straight uphill for 4 and a half hours to the top of the Fuorcla D’ Agnel Pass
which lies at an altitude of 2984 meters. The wind was screaming and it was
trying to rain. However the rain was turning to ice and we nearly ...
... left and saw blue skies in the distance. The first left turn which doomed up I used to point me into that direction- Luckily I had been at the castle mount before so not all was lost. After selection the shortest route I was faced with a 600 km ride and an eleven hour time span. From village to village, while watching the farmers turning over miles of grass ready for collection in the form of hayI could smell the pleasant odour freshly ...
... less flavored and not particularly outstanding, though Andy liked one and I liked a younger cows cheese. So another two wedges of cheese are added to the lunch box esky, along with a mountain rose jelly (that tastes a little like Turkish delight) we were told is a delicacy of the area. Only those with a special licence may pick the wild mountain roses to use. Andy couldn't resist, and now we also have a jar of this to consume! We continued on our way, Andy ...
... as they were kind enough to allow us to use
the cable car to get to the top of the mountain first.
As always the scenery was stunning and even though we were
treated to a few drops of rain the excursion was great.
The afternoon was spent watching Stef hard at work teaching
people to kiteboard after which we did some shopping before going for supper at