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
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.
08:55:18 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
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 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
13:45:58 This thistle is taller than Janet
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
16:40:08 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.