Well, somehow I’m in Budapest. I had meant to stay in Austria, but it being the holidays means that people just come out of nowhere and book everything up; so my usual lack of planning doesn’t work so well. I’m actually quite lucky to have a place for the next few days, then everything will go back to normal and I can wander about without much concern. I had really meant to stay in Switzerland, but I ended up in northern Italy for some rock climbing and some photos, so then went to Austria. Oh ya, its pretty cold these days as well, -5c when I was walking around Vienna the other day, good fun.
The snow has finally arrived…
We traveled hundreds of feet up through the frozen darkness, only headlamps to light the way. The roof, sometimes high, sometimes low, peeled off in delicate layers, often nearly reaching the floor. One of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.
Seconds after this picture was taken, the entire hanging section collapsed to the ground from just a gentle touch. One definately feels their mortality in a place such as this.
Boom!… Boom, Boom, Boom! rat, tat tat tat tat… As large explosions shake the earth then the rattle of machine gun fire fill the silence. Interesting background noise as I’m wandering in a dark and foggy forest on the border of a US military weapons range. It’s 9:00 at night right now, and I can still hear the explosions in the distance; sounds a bit like thunder…
New on the Blog
- Ebook update – West Lofoten Hikes 4th Edition May 21, 2022
- New Ebook – Padjelantaleden Hiking Guide July 9, 2020
- Kungsleden South ebook update – 2nd edition – Kvikkjokk to Hemavan November 20, 2019