Sunday, October 12, 2014

Forgensee Sailing

Out sailing on the Forgensee today with mum and dad. Wanted to go sailing again before the lake runs dry for the winter. Unfortunately Daniel and Rhiannon couldn't join this time, so we will have to take Rhiannon out some time soon, as she is the only one that hasn't been yet.
Got their in the afternoon, as that is the best time to sail around here. The afternoon mountains suck the air towards them, giving us some strong wind. Sailing out of port we once again had near to no wind, but it picked up after a while and we where soon zipping across the lake at top speed some where near to 8 km/h. We tried (and managed most of) some manoeuvres to keep our knowledge fresh and fit. Apparently the worst time to forget sailing things is the winter after you learnt sailing, as you do near to nothing for those months.
After having a few hours of sailing we proceeded back to the harbour and rowed to land. On the way back home, mum bought some tickets for her and me for the EOFT (European Outdoor Film Tour), a series of small film in a theatre all centred around amazing things people have done. Dad couldn't join as he had spinning for that night. One of the guys in the film that climbs up cranes, buildings, etc. without harness was actually there and said hello to everyone. Late night back (after a park place chaos) and to bed for work the next day.
Dads blog here, where you will also find a GPS track of the weird way we sailed.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Last Thursday Biking

Last Thursday biking today. The days are getting to short now, so even when we start biking at 6 PM we tend to get back in the dark. So it was agreed that this would be the last “official” Thursday biking for Group 1.
Only four of us today. Heidi, Inge, Moni and me. We set of towards the Haslacher Alm via Bayerstetten, as the weather in that direction looked rather sunny, compared to the clouds pulling in from the east. Going up towards the Haslacher Alm we had some very good light for pictures and looking towards the Alpspitze we saw that it was covered in clouds. That would have been option two, luckily we took option one. Nearly at the Haslacher Alm Moni decided to turn round, as she wasn't felling to well and had been ill over the past few days. So the three of us continued on. Nearly at the top we had to go around some lumberjack machinery and tried to get up a steep bit near the end. We all tried twice, but only Heidi and Inge managed. My front wheel had no ground contact any more on both occasions, so I walked the last few metres. Then down the mountain on a slippery tarmac road and then through Wertach an up the Elleg for a bit. The sky had darkened considerably so going down the Naturwanderweg which has wet wood roots proofed to be challenging. Then the fastest way home via the Römerbrücke with our lights on. Came home and after a shower stayed up rather late, as Dad was having his birthday party at home.
Track at GPSies and pictures at Picasa.