Day Five in the Mountain

Dantercepies, Selva Val Gardena, Italy 30th June 2016, 11.05am Standing on the plains, hoary wisps float about, almost solid enough to touch.cold bites in and a cafe offers welcome refuge. We are surrounded by white. Varying shades push in at the glass windows. Clouds shift, revealing a mass of craggy mountain peaks.  A stout little marmot sits … Continue reading Day Five in the Mountain

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Day Four: In Which I Recover From Sunburn

I've been feeling pretty dreadful recently. This is my escape to the mountains, day four. Hotel Armin, Selva Val Gardena,Italy 29th June 2016, 12.50pm I only left the hotel an hour ago. Yesterday was incredible, but tiring. We managed to spot some edelweiss. They are a strange flower.  A group of german walkers were delighted … Continue reading Day Four: In Which I Recover From Sunburn

Day Three: Mount Seceda

It is taking me some time to get my musings up online. However, I am very much enjoying dipping back into the past. I can almost breathe the fresh mountain air. Mount Seceda, The Dolomites 28th June 2016, 11.42am   Sitting at  ten thousand feet on the peak of mount Seceda, I understand what craggy means. Looking … Continue reading Day Three: Mount Seceda

Day Two in The Mountains

Hotel Armin, Selva Val Gardena 27th June 2016, 11.55pm The problem with describing mountains is, I have very little context. Mountains of this scale should be far in the distance. Looking to my left, from the hotel balcony, a huge craggy mountain stands proud. The flat top looks no higher than a sky scrapper. I'm … Continue reading Day Two in The Mountains

A Bit of Observational Writing

Writing up my notes from Italy brought me straight back there. My father in law is already looking at booking for next year. I can't wait. Here's the first day of notes from Italy. Hotel Armin, Selva Val Gardena  26th January 2016, 11.00 am Rain pours down in sheets.We're sitting in the hotel bar, maps strewn … Continue reading A Bit of Observational Writing

Inspiration From The Mountains

I've been inspired by the, quite frankly , Inspirational Dolomites. I spent a week in exuberant luxury,walking about the mountains and lounging in the hotel spa. Tea and cake served each day at three, then a five-course meal at quarter past seven. fifteen minutes after the spa closes. I cannot forget the Aperitifs, my favourite was … Continue reading Inspiration From The Mountains