Nature encounter ./../img/photos/transalp/033_100726_capricorn.jpg
At the very beginning of our tour, we were lucky and after a bend the beast suddenly stood right before us. Yes, that's the way to start a tour!
The weather sucks nearly the whole tour.
What a brilliant place to establishment a hiking hut!
Finally no more rain and therefore a brilliant view.
Claudia is working her way up the Schlauchkarsattel.
Actually a great refreshment. But it rained again. And the taste of a ice cold drink is not really that great.
High Riffler in magic light ./../img/photos/transalp/202_100731_hoherrifler.jpg
Just before the blue hour, we had a clear sky and the colours began to shine magically.
Snow walker ./../img/photos/transalp/228_100801_friesenbergscharte.jpg
Well, not a real glacier crossing yet.
Olperer hut ./../img/photos/transalp/242_100801_zillertaleralps_olpererhut.jpg
Actually, a brilliant rest site. But given the large number of day visitors, it was noisy and crowded. But the great view rewarded us and a nice "Radler" is a welcomed refreshment anyway.
View at the Peitlerkofel
Looking up and wonder ./../img/photos/transalp/287_100804_peitlerkofel2schlueterhuette.jpg
With such a view, you can freeze just in awe.
Back to our "standard" weather. ./../img/photos/transalp/314_100805_towardsgroedner.jpg
Rain. Fog. That's how large parts of the tour were. And it was late July or early August.
Groedner Joch ./../img/photos/transalp/318_100806_groednerjoch.jpg
The Groedner Joch is a high mountain pass with a proper street. Therefore, it is normally really crowded. But in the pouring rain, we were almost alone. Also in the dormitory.
The Dolomites are hard work ./../img/photos/transalp/325_100806_groednerjoch2rifugiopisciadu.jpg
Hart. But good fun.
Dolomites at its best. ./../img/photos/transalp/334_100806_groednerjoch2rifugiopisciadu.jpg
Just before the Rifugio Pisciadu
Winter is back ./../img/photos/transalp/366_100806_rifugiopisciadu2rifugioboe.jpg
The weather was good for a surprise.
Environmental sin ./../img/photos/transalp/388_100806_rifugioboe.jpg
As nice as the outlying huts are (in this case the Rifugio Boe). Ecologically, they are certainly to be classified as doubtful, since everything must be delivered by helicopter. And especially in the high season many flights are needed.
Marmots also enjoy sunbathing. ./../img/photos/transalp/426_100807_marmot.jpg
An almost handsome marmot.
Cason Di Col Rean ./../img/photos/transalp/529_100807_casondicolrean.jpg
What a brilliant place for camping. We had to share the mountains with cows only.
Let's go... ./../img/photos/transalp/562_100808_rifugiovazzoler2passoduran.jpg
Idyllic campsite with a view. ./../img/photos/transalp/653_100811_rifugiocolvisentin.jpg
Many antennas. But we had a great view back at the mountains and down into the lowlands.
Claudia was so excited. The direction is right: Prosecco country! ./../img/photos/transalp/671_100811_tarzo.jpg
If that does not increase the motivation...
Prosecco supplies ./../img/photos/transalp/685_100812_aroundbarbisanello.jpg
Unfortunately it is not suitable for eating. But for drinking it is even better.
Lido Di Jesolo ./../img/photos/transalp/699_100813_lidodijesolo.jpg
And how could it be otherwise in early August .... It rained!
Shortly after we reached the Piazza San Marco the rain stopped.
Piazza San Marco ./../img/photos/transalp/738_100814_venezia.jpg
Shortly afterwards it was raining dogs and cats again.
Sight seeing in Venice ./../img/photos/transalp/744_100814_venezia.jpg
We went on a sightseeing trip.
Rialto Bridge ./../img/photos/transalp/752_100814_venezia_rialtobride.jpg
A tourist motif.
Pure boredom ./../img/photos/transalp/782_100815_venezia.jpg
The next morning we had a blue sky.
Canal Grande in Venice. What a city! ./../img/photos/transalp/825_100815_venezia_canalgrande.jpg
A grand finale under blue sky.
With that view it is immediately obvious why Venice is called a lagoon city.