Lago Di Braies – A Microadventure In The Dolomites

This week I made a promise to myself. To take a day off from work once a week and use that time to actually get outside and explore with Menno. We used to do it all the time, but since starting my business, I’ve had less and less time.

This week’s micro adventure took us to somewhere we’ve been wanting to visit for the last couple of years. The Dolomites in Italy. It’s a large area, so we picked just one location for our little trip.

Perhaps one of the most famous lakes in the Dolomites, Lago di Braies (or the Pragser Wildsee in German) is nestled in the national park Fanes-Senes-Braies, approximately 2 hours drive from Innsbruck. We visited mid-week and were pleasantly surprised at how quiet it was.

Hands on a KIA steering wheel view of a tree lined road from inside a car looking through the windscreen Reflection of mountains in a car wing mirror Road bridge over a river Reflection of photographer in car wing mirror Castle ruins and log pile in South Tyrol Picture of mountain peaks in the Dolomites Menno getting in to the car Map and signs at the entrance to the Pragser Wildsee Wooden signs for the hiking trails at the Lago di Braies in the Dolomites The footpath and flowers in the forest floor Menno walking down a footpath through trees and looking back at the camera Turquoise blue lake with mountains in the distance Man looking towards turquoise mountain lake in the Dolomites Cat Ekkelboom-White standing on a rock at Lago di Braies Dead wood in the clear waters of the lake Cat Ekkelboom-White walking around the Pragser Wildsee A river running away from Lake Braies in the Dolomites River leading to the lake A stone being thrown in to the water Menno walking down to the shore of the lake The footpath around Lake Braies The boat house at Lake Braies Lago di Braies Boat House Underneath the wooden boat house at Lake Braies Ripples in the clear lake water A floating platform on the lake Photographer Cat standing on a floating platform on Lake Braies Wedding photographer Cat Ekkelboom-White at the Pragser Wildsee in the Dolomites Mountain lake with turquoise water Menno walking around the path at the Pragser Wildsee A view back across the Lago di Braies A landscape picture of the Lake Braies Close up of a pine branch in front of Lake Braies Menno sitting by the lake shore Close up picture of pine needles Menno walking along the lake shore Wooden no cycling sign on footpath Menno walking along the lakeside footpath Turquoise mountain lake in Italy Gravel footpath through the forest Close up of a fallen tree Blue flowers in the grass Yellow buttercup flowers in the grass Close up of Menno's shoes as he walks Close up of holding hands while walking Menno looking back at me as he reaches out his hand Clear reflections of the mountains in the turquoise mountain lake Reflections in the water of the mountain lake Mountains reflecting in the water at the Lago di Braies The reflections on Lago di Braies Man sitting on a wooden bench looking out at the lake Close up of Mammut hiking rucksack and Garmont shoes Man wearing blue Mammut rucksack Reflections on the Lake Braies Menno standing on the Lake Braies platform Pragser Wildsee reflections Getting ready to throw a stone in the lake Looking for stones to throw in the water The chapel at Lago di Braies The steps leading down from the boathouse to the water The boat ramp under the water Looking down to the water from the boathouse at Lago di Braies Boat house wooden runners Menno sitting on the boat house steps at Lake Braies Lago di Braies looking out towards the lake from the boat house Menno on the steps of the boat house The boats underneath the boathouse close up of the bow of the boat at Lake Braies in the Dolomites Plaque on the boat at Lake Braies Engraved brass boat plaque Sitting on the lake side Old man fishing at Lago di Braies Old man with fishing rod next to the boat house at Lake Braies Old man with fishing rod at mountain lake

Lago di Braies from Menno Ekkelboom on Vimeo.

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