How was your weekend everyone? I am having my lazy Sunday here as I got to sleep in for a little longer today. Well you know, life is assumed to be in a different rhythm on the weekend, am I right? So a little extra time on the bed on Sunday morning is always count as a blessing. :)
While my husband is concentrating on his work now, I better take this chance to share with you about our activity on last Saturday. We climbed a mountain!! hahaha. Betol ni, tak tipu. We hopped on a cable car and let it do the hard work of climbing from bottom to the top. Kitorang cuma duduk diam-diam dalam tu sambil menghayati keindahan alam sekeliling. Teeheeee. :p
Tapi ada kisah di sebalik cerita panjat Schöckl Mountain ni. Malam sebelum pegi tu kitorang dah checked tourism website on the current condition at the mountain. It is mentioned in there that the temperature would be around 6-9 degrees Celsius with a lot of sunlight received at the peak. Siap ada 360-degree real time camera lagi tunjuk kawasan sekeliling. Ohh, such a beautiful weather at a lovely place, WE THOUGHT.
So pagi tu kitorang pakai baju 2 lapis je (yang tak berapa nak tebal) sebab nak menikmati keindahan matahari di puncak Mount Schöckl. Dalam pukul 10am kitorang keluar, singgah beli kebab sebab KONONNYA nak picnic dekat atas tu. And then we took a bus ride from the city center that costs us 6.10 Euro each, dalam perjalanan lebih kurang setengah jam untuk sampai ke station cable car.
The view sepanjang perjalanan adalah sangat-sangat menakjubkan. Tapi yang hairannya, kenapa kiri kanan lembah semua penuh dengan snow lagi? Dalam website tu tunjuk temperature dah tinggi. We were still in denial mode dengan harapan bila sampai puncak, tak lah sejuk sangat dan ada matahari seperti yang digambarkan. Padahal tak logik langsung, kalau kat bawah pun dah penuh snow, kat puncak apatah lagikan? hahaha.
The cable car ride went very smooth, despite the foggy weather and cold temperature. Bila sampai je puncak, the current temperature went down from cold to extremely freezing we almost got our hands and body cramped sebab tak pakai proper gear for that condition. We looked around for a place to eat, unfortunately there wasn't any! Semuaaaaa tempat penuh dengan snow. T___T
We ended up eating while standing, trembling and freezing. All at the same time. Kesian gila. hahaha. Then we went to the nearest WC (Water Closet = Toilet) aching for some heat sampai badan dah kembali ke room temperature. Bila dah rasa okay sikit, kitorang keluar ambik gambar laju-laju, and off we went down the mountain to catch the next available bus balik ke Graz.
Begitulah kisahnya pengalaman ke Mount Schockl minggu ni. Taktau samada nak salahkan tourism website tu sebab sediakan maklumat yang tak tepat, atau salahkan diri sendiri sebab tak ikut logik cuaca semasa. Kalau sejuk di bawah, kat atas gunung mesti sejuk berganda-ganda. Whatever it was, this would be one bitter-sweet memory that I definitely want to cherish for all my life. :)
Sooo, let's enjoy looking at the following photos which were taken in less than 15 minutes just before we left. Jangan tertipu dengan senyuman dalam gambar sebab sebenarnya kitorang tengah menahan kesejukan yang melampau! hahaha.
|We were at Schöckl Mountain on 8/2/2014|
|My blazer matched the signs|
|A guest house at the back.|
Two adorable kids having fun playing with the snow
|I love how the white snow appears to be very beautiful inside picture.|
|Look how foggy it was.|
|The cable car station|
|There is a WC in this building. It was very comfortable and warm in there.|
|On our way down the mountain. Macam biasa, hidung mesti merah. haha.|
|Inside the bus, ready to go back.|
Goodbye Schöckl Mountain.
I'm sorry if I sound a bit terse in here. This entry was written via an iPad.
Writing and editing with big fat fingers like mine adalah sangat annoying.
Till I see you again next time darlings!