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Friday 22 June 2012

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[Thursday 21 June 2012]
The mountains across the lake have appeared misty so far, but today they were clear. I edited another 13 photos from 20th June (06:20–06:33). We went down for breakfast ca.7am, and were picked up by the coach an hour later. Our guide today was Mair.


08:32:56 Castello di Arco


08:43:41

We turned up a road with hairpin bends, and stopped at a bar with a balcony at the rear which afforded views of the mountains and ravine to the left, and a broad valley below.


08:52:55


08:55:18 Bar Miravalle on the hairpin bends above Sarche, with Piccolo Dain behind


08:57:47 Lago di Toblino seen from the balcony of Bar Miravalle


08:59:38 Limarò ravine


09:05:45


09:11:58

As we proceeded, Mair pointed out a glacier away to our left.


10:08:38 Glacier seen en route


10:10:26 Glacier seen en route

We stopped at a vantage point for the sort of view of the Dolomites that you might see in travel brochures.


10:28:46 Views of the Dolomites to the east from a vantage point en route


10:29:54 Views of the Dolomites to the east from a vantage point en route


10:30:10 Views of the Dolomites to the east from a vantage point en route


10:30:32 Views of the Dolomites to the east from a vantage point en route


10:30:42 Views of the Dolomites to the east from a vantage point en route


10:31:02 Views of the Dolomites to the east from a vantage point en route


10:32:34 View back south from the same point

We stopped for a refreshment break at Madonna di Campiglio — Janet and I walked down the main street and found a bar to have a Coca Cola Light


10:51:34 Madonna di Campiglio

— before the coach went back along the way it had come and turned into the Adamello-Brenta Provincial Natural Park. Mair told us that there was a restaurant near the waterfall, but that there was a better one some way beyond that. If that was the case, the first one must have been bad! The second one didn’t have Coca Cola Light or any diet drinks, so Janet had bottled water. I had a sandwich of thick bread and rather thin ham, and 250ml of red wine.


12:18:08 Entering Adamello-Brenta Provincial Natural Park


12:24:02 Adamello-Brenta Provincial Natural Park


12:26:14 Val Genova in Adamello-Brenta Provincial Natural Park


12:31:26 Nardis waterfalls


12:32:04 Nardis waterfalls
video

12:35:22 Val Genova in Adamello-Brenta Provincial Natural Park


12:44:00 The ristorante where we had lunch


13:33:44 View while walking back through Val Genova to the coach


13:37:46 Another “Eddie Lizzard”, its tail longer than the rest of it


13:40:08 Walking back through Val Genova to the coach


13:42:56


13:43:20


13:45:00


13:45:58 This thistle is taller than Janet


13:46:40


13:50:22


13:51:18


13:52:18


13:53:34


14:09:54 Scarce Fritillary (Euphydryas maturna), I think


14:10:56 Scarce Fritillary (Euphydryas maturna), I think

We had another refreshment stop at Lago di Tenno, where we had opportunity to walk down to the turquoise-coloured lake.


15:37:28 A stop on the way back


15:45:06 The azure Lago di Tenno


15:45:32 The azure Lago di Tenno


15:50:22 The azure Lago di Tenno


16:11:14 Refreshments in the Club Hotel, Lago di Tenno


16:31:32 Tenno


16:33:40 Tenno


16:40:08 Riva del Garda

We got back to the hotel some time after 5pm. At 6.45pm (according to her “holiday journal”) Janet went for dinner. She went on her own, because I was in some discomfort because of “the runs” and didn’t want to be sitting in the restaurant feeling like that. I also had no desire for the unpalatably salty food that was to be found in some of the bains-marie. And the thought of all those people milling around put me off too. Meanwhile, I transferred the photos from the camera, also two movies of the waterfalls (17:58) and a photo of me from Janet’s camera, to the computer system; edited the photo taken 23:10:48 yesterday (18:02), and the remaining 37 photos from 20th June left over from previous editing-sessions (18:03–19:07). Janet came back from dinner as I was still editing them.


20:17:31 View from hotel-room balcony


20:17:46 View from hotel-room balcony


20:18:03 View from hotel-room balcony


20:21:27 View from hotel-room balcony

Can’t remember what happened next. Perhaps Janet went to bed early — she reported in her “holiday journal” that it felt a bit cooler at 8.30pm and followed that immediately with: “And so to bed…” — and perhaps I lay on the bed and continued to read Leaving Alexandria.

[Saturday 23 June 2012]


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