I've already told you about my mini break with O.K. in the beautiful area of Bregenz Forest (Austria) and showed you some pictures from our hotel a few posts back.
The Saturday morning (I arrived Friday afternoon after our Rappenlochschlucht-walk, too late to do any exploring at "our" village) after breakfast, we set off on a walk to Schoppernau, the village just up the road from Au, where we were based.
Schoppernau has some very nice houses in the traditional style of the area. We found all of them well cared for, neat and tidy, with flowers on many windows.
As you can see, the weather was... shall I say, threatening with rain (and therefore a proper mountain hike did not seem feasible), but we kept dry throughout the walk.
These two views are back towards Au, about half way to Schoppernau. In the first picture, the rocky mountain to the left is the Kanisfluh, mentioned already a few times on my blog:
A mix of the very modern and the traditional:
This nice cat kept us company for quite a while:
The little church - which was surprisingly big inside. Unfortunately, the pictures I took of the baroque wall and ceiling frescoes came out too blurred to show them here. Preparations for a wedding plus christening were under way:
Making our way back via a slightly different route, but still coming up (of course) towards the Kanisfluh, because it is so close to our hotel:
I am still convinced these painted rocks were meant to be the Barbapapa family (you may not be familiar with them unless you were a kid in Europe in the 1970s), although the proportions are not quite right:
Time to head back to the hotel - coffees and cake were waiting there for us, and then another massage!