Going on holiday

Right, so I am away for a couple of weeks.  We are going walking in the Austrian Alps.  Everything I need is in my rucksack, although I would admit that this sounds better than it is as Ian is carrying a rucksack twice the size and much of our joint stuff is in there.

Will I enjoy it?  I don't know.  I hope so.  We are walking with a group of people I know a little.  We are sleeping in Alpine mountain huts in shared rooms, like little dormitories.  I loved my walk last year when I walked the Offa's Dyke Path and I know I enjoy walking.  Last year I was setting the pace though and could go as slow as I liked!  I have never walked in Austria, only driven through on my way to Croatia marvelling at the high green pastures and the neatly stacked woodpiles.

We have had to call on kind friends and family to move in and look after everything while we are away and the place is full of notes and lists.  The garden is full of things which are nearly ready to harvest and of things which are shouting at me for attention.  It is quite hard to tear myself away.

But off we go: car to Manchester, plane to Zurich, train into Austria, cable car up a mountain and then legs and feet.  No blogging, no twitter, no emails.

Sometimes, love home however much you do, it is good to get out more.

See you soon.

Comments

  1. You will love your walking holiday and return refreshed. I look forward to hearing about it.

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  2. Bon voyage. We'll all look forward to your 'postcard' postings on your return.

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  3. Have a good time. I look forward to reading your reports of your trip. Quite close to where I live but I've never been further than just across the border...yet
    ...Tramp

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  4. Hope you have a wonderful time. The garden will be there when you get back.

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  5. You're sure to return with a rucksack full of stories and photos to share.
    Have a wonderful time!

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  6. I am happy you are doing something
    wonderfyl. Be safe and tell us all about it.. Yvonne

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  7. Well, that sounds very exhausting but I hope you have/had a lovely time.

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  8. have a great time, looking forwards to your tales

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  9. Oh, I'm so happy your going on holliday, sounds like an experience to be remembered.I always have a hard time leaving home, and can't wait to get back, but am always glad I went. Wow, the alps! Can't wait to hear about it!

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  10. so wonderful...make me want to holidaying over there...

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  11. Hey Elizabeth wishing you safe travels, fine walking weather,lots of photo opportunities and no blisters. Have fun

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  12. have a wonderful time Elizabeth and fill us in when you return x

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  13. Have a lovely time and I hope you bring yodelling back to the Clwydian Hills. Look forward to reading your accounts when you get back so hope you've packed pencil and paper.

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  14. So important to get away from all the routine - enjoy your holiday.

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  15. Wishing you a wonderful time! Look forward to reading about it.

    Marsha

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  16. It sounds brilliant! Have a great time and come back laden with photos to share please :)

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  17. That is the area of Austria that my mother's family is from.Why they left such a beautiful place to move to the flat plains of South Dakota makes me wonder.The story goes my Great great Grandmother cried for many weeks.
    Have a wondrous time.

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  18. Do hope you're having a lovely time!

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  19. Have a fabulous holiday, it sounds very inviting. Looking forward to hearing about your adventures on your return.

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  20. E - it makes me laugh - I have finally, after way too long, got round to reading my favourite blogs and find you've bogged off on holiday!! I will use the time to read through all your wonderful posts, popping comments on here and there, happy in the knowledge I am not missing anything new for the next week or so!

    I adore the Alps in summer - all those beautiful high pastures and fabulous vistas, clean air, deep cold lakes and jaunty geraniums on wooden clad chalets. Perfect. I hope the sun shines and that you have a super time. I also know only too well the feeling of leaving a beloved home and garden which you work so hard to keep looking beautiful all year round - and just as everything's coming good you have to abandon it! I have the same situation coming up in a week's time when I am off for 5 weeks to France - like you, I am so looking forward to a bit of a rest, but I hate leaving all this behind too as it all comes to fruition. I was hoping to enjoy it a bit this week, the start of the school holidays, but it looks as if the weather is going to spoil that long-awaited pleasure for me - as usual!!

    Safe travels.
    x

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  21. As I write this , you'll be strolling through a meadow full of Milka cows .
    And of course you're all singing
    "I like to go a-wandering along a mountain track ..." . The Yodelee-hee , Yodelee-hee bit is the best .
    Have a wonderful trip !!

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    Is this possible?

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