Yesterday I took the narrow-gauge train to a valley. The old train is gone and now a tram has replaced it running on the same tracks. This valley is known for stunning scenery and glacier skiing. Unfortunately the weather was not so nice for photos. The train ride was very enjoyable.
Got back late and only felt like making something simple. Little dumplings with smoked sausages and Tyrolean grey cheese.
2/3 of Austria is the Alps and like this:
Approaching Stubai valley, where the train terminates. It’s still possible to do glacier skiing here. Ski season has pretty much ended in most places. You have to go to a certain elevation to have that amount of snow.
Austria has many beautiful houses.
Today was wet and cold, perfect to stay in and rest. The owner, a pensioner who still cooks a lot, was telling me about Tyrolean barley soup when we were talking about food and how nice it is to make your own food yourself.
I made barley soup with smoked sausages and Speck today with all the leftover bits.
And moments after the wine photo was taken…
The owner knocked on the door to give us these. I sent her photos of her chocolate cake slices, of the barley soup and the rainbow shortly after she left. Very kind and pleasant owner. Not to mention the very affordable price of this lodging.
Tomorrow it’s going to be better and we are going hiking again.
Forgot to say I woke up to this today. The power lines are not pretty but we need electricity. Besides, my brain chooses to ignore them.