Two posts back, I showed you pictures of the beautiful region "Bregenzerwald" in Austria. You can find some facts about the area in English on Wikipedia. On the list of places listed there for "Upper Bregenz Forest", No. 9 (Au) is the place we were staying at.
O.K. had been there already since Monday, and I joined him on Friday afternoon. While he had the most gorgeous weather with blue skies and temperatures of up to 28 Celsius, it was much cooler with grey skies and some rain (although not as much as it may look like in my pictures) by the time I arrived - as had been forecast. I did not mind, though; we still were out and about during the day, and were just happy to spend time together in such beautiful surroundings.
Here are some impressions for you.
Our hotel (picture taken the next morning - when I arrived Friday afternoon, it had not yet been raining):
Again, these were taken the next morning. It had been raining for most of the night, but by the time we'd finished breakfast, it had stopped. We went out walking until the early afternoon, when we were due to have our pre-booked massages at the hotel spa.
Views from our balcony - compare them with the pictures two posts back!
The river is called Bregenzer Ach. I liked listening to the water at night before falling asleep.
The "Kanisfluh" (again, see two posts back for a proper view...) is right behind this bank of clouds:
Of course I would have liked it to be still sunny, but actually, this was very atmospheric, and the mountains rising out of the mist or shrouded in clouds had something - you knew they were there.