We woke to a beautiful sunrise and a forecasted amazing day.
How to make the most of it (apart from drying 3 loads of washing?!).
I decided to get out the bike and Chariot and cycle us to Penrith to get the food shopping and, most importantly, take Evie to Rattle and Drum, a session she seems to love.
Even better, whilst I was enjoying the biking and the colours, she had two good morning sleeps!
Then (after more washing), I met up with Jess and her Osh, and we walked along Haweswater to the Forces.
We had a nice picnic and I believe the bubas enjoy each other’s company, Evie slightly frustrated that she can’t yet walk to chase Osh around. A great place to enjoy the autumn colours and listen to the deer rutting.
Then onwards, we said bye to Jess & Osh and Tim came and met us at Pooley Bridge for an amazing sunset.
He and Evie chilled
I swam (brrrrr – getting cold in there)
And then after a lot of excitement in one day, it was time for home, bath and tea!
Mayrhofen is where Tim used to come for holidays as a child, and where we came on our honeymoon, so it seemed important to bring Evie, almost 5 months old now, here for our first family holiday.
After two weeks of not seeing daddy, Evie was very keen to show him her ability to sit almost independently and her rolling!
She even moved up into the big kids supermarket trolley section
Unfortunately the weather is not so great on day one, but that doesn’t mean there is nothing to do. The clouds were down making it pointless going up high as there would be no views.
There is a nice valley ‘Easy walk’ path that takes you along the river on one side and back through the woods on the other. It meant we stopped at this small church where we have never been before
And saw a sculpture that represented our new family nicely
I spotted a sign that clearly means no old cars or flapping motorbikes allowed
Evie found a big bear to jump in a hitch a lift back into Mayrhofen with!
And then the other thing Mayrhofen has is a nice pool. In the past staying in certain hotels gets you into the outdoor pool for free. But we are in an apartment this time…. and the pool was €10 each! Thankfully Evie really really enjoyed floating around with us, and we enjoyed the crazy slides and bubbles.
And then at the end she fell into one of the deepest sleeps I have ever seen!
We managed a relaxing swim in the river after breakfast this morning. Needed a relax after the shock of being asked to pay 20 Euro for the use of the cot for two nights. Am hoping this is not going to be a common additional cost!
Then back to the hotel and into a taxi, which for a quiet Sunday morning, the taxi driver had notable road rage! She humphed at every red traffic light and the other bad drivers!
The train station was more lumping bags up & down… I must surely be getting stronger ! Something strange was going on, lots of men in lederhosen and women in traditional wear.
Upon asking Evie’s new friends, we found our they were going to Straubing beer festival, Barvaria’s 2nd largest beer festival.
After the excitement of interesting dress and lots of stimulation she decided on a power nap towards the end of the journey, in time for a change of trains and platforms.
From one to the next she is awake and jolly again! Managing the journey exceedingly well.
Finally arriving in Passau, we continued to learn our lesson and in the blistering heat got a taxi 500m down the road to our hotel.
It is hot hot hot. Evie Bean is chilling out, trying to decide how best to spend her time here!