We had now been up and down mountains on both sides of the lake and decided to stay near and on the lake itself for a chance.
From our hotel, we walked along the lake for about two hours. Most of the path was easy and comfortable to walk, but every now and then, the lake shore was steep and rocky, with the path of course following. Sometimes we were rather high up above the water, which made for some great views of the lake shining like a jewel. I have not done anything to the pictures - the colour really was like that!
The path ends at a restaurant with a landing for the tourist ships that are the only motorised craft allowed on the lake. We arrived just in time to catch the "Alpenperle". The ship routes criss-cross the lake and stop at various landings, and we could have stayed on board all the way back to our hotel, but we had planned to get off at Naggl (on the opposite side of the lake) and walk back instead.
|Kay, this one's for you!
|Another landing, Ronacher Fels. We did not get off here.
|I really liked this small extra bit, where one could have a meal set apart from the rest of the crowd.
That took us another hour and a half or so, part of the way leading through woodland, part of it along a not too busy road. All in all, we walked about 14.5 km that day.
Like before, we arrived at the hotel in time for coffee and cake and followed our by now pleasantly established pattern of visiting the sauna, then dressing for dinner and enjoying another excellent meal.
The night was clear and bright with an (almost?) full moon, and we went down to the lake for a short, but very beautiful (and rather romantic) moonlight walk.
I was not sure how the photos would turn out, but I think this one conveys some of the enchanted atmosphere.