The Road goes ever on and on; Down from the door where it began;
Now far ahead the Road has gone; And I must follow, if I can;
Pursuing it with eager feet; Until it joins some larger way;
Where many paths and errands met; And whither then? I cannot say.

[JRR Tolkien, Lord of the Rings]

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Alatsee Circuit from Füssen Camper-Stop

We arrived in a very wet Füssen yesterday lunchtime after an even wetter drive through Austria. The weather wasn’t conducive to being outside, but as it became clear that it wasn’t going to let up any time soon, we donned wet weather garb and took a walk down into Füssen for a quick look around. I discovered during that excursion that my waterproof jacket, which I already knew to be seeping around the neck, is now leaking quite comprehensively in a number of places. We hoped for better weather both today and for the rest of the holiday…

Happily, we woke without an audio accompaniment of pitter-pattering this morning and although it was still grey and cloudy, we could see features that were completely hidden yesterday, like hills:


We didn’t quite shun the hills today – we just ran out of time to pop up the little pimple which had been on our agenda – but we did enjoy a watery theme by including four lakes in our excursion. An undulating forest walk took us to Alatsee, at the furthest point of our outing, where, during a circumperambulation of the lake, we enjoyed lunch at its far end. It wasn’t a bad lunchtime view:


Our return route then took us along the south shores of Obersee and Mittersee (and past some ski jumps, oddly positioned next to the tennis courts and crazy golf), and after a stretch along the Lech river we just touched Forggensee before we veered off to return to where Colin is currently residing.

A total of 13 miles were covered with around 900’ of ascent.


The walk wasn’t completely free of obstacles…

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