Working 40 hours a week in a hotel, often during an evening, and shooting weddings on a weekend means that I’ve not had a whole lot of time off with my wonderful husband this summer.
Last weekend we both had Friday and Saturday off so we promised to make it count. As it turned out, the weather on Friday was absolutely miserable so we ended up having a lazy day on the sofa watching the entire series of The Long Way Round and dreaming about another adventure ourselves.
The weather forecast on Sunday looked good so we planned to go somewhere beautiful and get out in to nature.
A few years ago I discovered the most beautiful alpine lake I’ve ever seen during a guided hiking tour, with water so blue you’d think it was photoshopped if you hadn’t seen it with your own eyes.
A short drive from Innsbruck, at the end of a small side valley right along the Austrian-Italian border is the little village of Obernberg. A short hike up through the meadows and past the wooden farm huts brings you to the lake.
Around the lake it is so peaceful, with the tranquil turquoise waters having a really calming influence. Thankfully not too many tourists know about it, so even on a busy day, it’s mostly just a few locals up there.
Here’s a little video Menno put together to capture it.
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