On the bus again, the host told us we would be ariving at Grenau soon, dropping some people off and having home cook Lasagne for lunch. Sounded good to me!
We arrived and were in awe of how beautiful this little town is. It is very small and located about 100km from Salburg, where we inteded of going that day.
We looked at each other and knew we had to stay here! We have been so busy the last month or so this looked like the perfect place to sit and relax for a few days! Luckily there was accomodation for us, so we cancelled our hostel in Salzburg and settled in.
It was a bit wet when we arrived but that didnt stop us walking to the waterfall with a few others we had met. We walked for a while, closley following the directions we had been given form the hostel called The Treehouse!
After 1.5 hours or so we thought we had arrived at the end of the path and could see a few waterfalls above so started walking home. We later got told had we have walked another 5 minutes we would have seen a massive waterfall infront of our face, not to be.
The good thing about staying at the Treehouse was that all the meals were home cooked by the man that ran it, Gerrard. He used to be a chef back in his hay day...i could tell! the food was amazing! On the first night we had chicken cooked in an amzing sauce...I want to say it was garlc and mushroomy....but could be wrong. Everyone loved it!
Had a lazy night and watched pirates of the caribean in the movie room. Havnt seen it for ages so I enjoyed it.
Day 2 was a huge day! After our breaky (the usual cereal and toast) we jumped on the bikes and started our ride to a lake we were told you have to see! It was a lovely ride past horses and Austrian country side and all the big mountains that people ski on later in the year. We stopped at a shop for lunch and were told we had to buy a fish on the stick....and thats literally what it was! A cooked fish, eyes, scales and all on a stick! It was delicious though (after the bones were taken out).
It took us about 2 hours to ride to the lake. During the journey I had lost people in front and behind me so was essentially alone. I did find the lake though and spent a good while looking for anyone we had rode there with. Had no luck so sat down for a bit...took a few selfies and video diaries then walked back to the restaurant. Everyone was there but jane and lau had gone looking for me. Good to know they care!
We had a quick bite to eat then peddeled home as fast as we could because we knew Gerrards dinner would be waiting for us on the table!
It was, and tonight we had Viennese schnitzel! Once again, delicious meal! It was followed by a game of battle of the sexes, which I am pleased to say the girls won! (Even though we may have slightly outnumbered the boys.
The morning we were due to depart we were lucky enough to go horse riding. I went with Jane and another Laura. It had been a while since I was on a horse so had forgotten how to ride pretty much. I trailed the pack as my horse always stopped to eat bushes or grass....I did live to tell the tale though which I am happy about.
I wish we would have been able to stay a bit longer but had a great couple of days here and met some really nice people.
Now Salzburg really is the next stop! The hills are alive I am told!