Last week, I visited the idyllic Alpine town of Obertsdorf in Germany. On a previous visit, I came home with lots of scribblings for story ideas. This time, not so many written notes but mental notes of the experiences: the food, the local street markets, the friendliness of the people, the spectacular views, plus the unfortunate experience of being rescued from a mountain due to physical exhaustion! Oops - should have read the map more thoroughly.
|A View Outside my Window|
The view from my hotel window was lovely and directly opposite was the town's church with a working bell tower! Dreamy - but not during the night when the bells toll every quarter of an hour!
The weather was glorious for a couple of days. I took the cable car up the mountain and then walked along mountain paths, enjoying the scenery.
|It was hot! Hot! Hot!|
I ventured higher on the second day and watched the weather rolling in through the mountain peaks.
The final hiking day ended with me in the back of an ambulance, but the views before that were amazing.
|Over the border into Austria|
|Fast flowing due to the steep gradient|
|Alpine cows, happily grazing on the mountainside|
Have you ever visited the Alps? Does nature inspire you?