Monday, 15 May 2017

Back Home

Yesterday at precisely 4:00 pm, O.K. stopped the car in front of my house after nearly 5 1/2 hours of driving up from the shores of Lago Maggiore in Northern Italy, where we had spent last week.

You'll get to see many pictures over the next days (and probably weeks, so as not to make each single post too long) of mountains and lake views, of blue skies, green woods and grey stone cottages. 

This post is just a short wave to let you all know that I'm back home, and a brief glimpse of what to expect.
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The video and panoramic picture are both by O.K. The first was taken on Tuesday on the peak of Monte Giove, at a height of 1,298 m. The second was taken on Saturday on Cima de Morissolo, only slightly higher at 1,311 m. According to our guide book, that peak is the only one that allows a view of almost the entire length of lake (roughly 60 km). Clicking on the picture should enlarge it.



Now I have washing to do and groceries to shop for, and I will be back at the office tomorrow. The memories of this beautiful trip will stay with me for a long time.
I might take a while before catching up with your blogs - I can tell from my dashboard that some of you have been posting almost daily, and I am looking forward to reading it.

16 comments:

  1. Welcome home! I can't wait to hear all about your trip!

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer! I hope you won't get bored after the umpteenth set of pictures with mountains and lake views :-)

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    2. I can hardly believe you can drive from Germany to Italy in less than 6 hours. It must be wonderful to travel in Europe. I can drive for 6 hours in any direction and will only be halfway through the next state. So boring.

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    3. It really is all rather close together on this continent. From where O.K. lives, one can be in France in 15 minutes and in Switzerland in less than 2 hours.

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  2. Lovely panorama view to whet our appetite :)

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  3. You know how much I would have enjoyed this view! Thanks for sharing it.
    Glad you had a great time!

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    1. I know, Kay! More than once I was thinking of you and how much you would have liked those mountain hikes.

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  4. I can only say that you've made me feel soooooo nostalgic for Italy and the mountains and lakes and so many more things. All that is tinted with more than a little envy.

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    1. I hope you won't suffer severe attacks of envy as I'll show more of this beautiful part of the world over the next weeks!

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  5. Simply wonderful - looking forward to more. Welcome back. We too have just returned from a trip (of Scotland, so heaps of material for A Bit About Britain - to add to my back-log!). And like you, I am way behind visiting blogs - but you can't cover them all.

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    1. Thank you, Mike! You are right, it is nearly impossible to catch up with everything that happened in my tiny slice of Blogland during my week away; I'd need another week off for that!

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  6. Dear Meike, I am very pleased to hear that you had a wonderful holiday around Lake Maggiore. Your batteries will now be fully charged for work! What a wonderful view the still picture provides.

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    1. Thank you, Neil! It really was a great week. O.K.'s camera has the panorama feature and there will be a few more pictures of this type.

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  7. What a beautiful place to have a holiday! I await more photos! Be well!

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