My first coffee for 3 days !!
We have been hiking today in rain and drizzle. The terrain was filled with muddy craters and cow pats but we soldiered on and have done about 13 kms. We did see a big elk and yesterday I was thrilled to spot a red squirrel. Also today we heard the distinctive call of a cuckoo, many times over, as we trekked through a forest. It was wonderful to reach our hotel in Dienten and it is so lovely and traditional and our room is huge. This little alpine hamlet has a population of only 800. Below is the view out of my hotel window of yet another lovely chalet.