Another day, another adventure! Even though Mara didn't feel too good as her leg muscles were just murdering her (her words, I thought it was just a bit exaggerated), we were still going places. Willingen in the morning.
|In Germany you have to wear a mask in a public indoor place. |
If you like your wintersports, you might have heard of it, as it is the place where ski-jump competitions take place. The ones where people launch themselves from a 90 meter high slope. We were NOT going there.
|Waste not want not|
Instead we were going to take a cable car up a mountain to have a nice look around and perhaps even a wander around. In the winter it is a ski lift, but as it was not winter yet (cold though, I was glad for my sweater and scarf), there were no skis in sight.
There were however plenty of snow canons in place already and they were even working (as in turning, not throwing out snow). But the cows in the field would probably be okay for a few more weeks. (see top photo for the cows and the snow canon)
Once up the mountain, we climbed a tower by using the lift. Mara's excuse was that she could barely take two steps up, let alone a gazillion (again with the exaggeration). From the top we had a great view, and Mara took plenty of photos through the glass.
When we got down again, we walked around a pond, which was to be used by the snow canons to provide them with water to turn to snow. We weren't allowed to swim in it, which I wasn't planning on anyway, way too cold even for bears.
After a short walk, we made our way back to the cable car to go back down the hill. There was also an option of walking down, but Mara wore her regular shoes, did not have her poles with her, no provisions apart from water and an apple and her legs were screaming (exaggerating a bit here as well). Oh, and the mountain was very steep as well.