A beautiful lake 一个美丽的湖
26.08.2007 29 °C
Today the weather was perfect for outdoor sports, so we did not want to stay at home and waste such beautiful sunshine and fresh air as usual.
This time we went to Gosausee in Upper Austria. It is a very popular place for hiking. Not only the kids, but also the old people, all the ages can find the enjoyment in Gosausee.
In Gosausee, people can see the highest mountain in Upper Austria, Dachstein, 2995m. This mountain is always covered by snow and glaciers in the four seasons.
Actually, the Gosausee has two parts, one big and one small. The big one is in front of the Gosausee hotel, the visitors can find it directly after parking the cars. It is a very beautiful lake. But the small one is not as beautiful as the big one, it is much more deeper in the forest, passing by the big one, still have to take more than one hour to reach there. So most of the pictures we took today are from the big Gosausee.
On my right side, there was a souvenir shop, but we did not go there, because today our main goal was hiking, not shopping, hehe!
Gosausee Hotel, many visitors come here tasting the delicious food, while enjoying the nice view.
In front of the hotel, there is a ground for visitors to watch the Dachstein.
On this ground, there is a man-made fountain.
At such a beautiful place, of course we wanted to take some pictures here...
...a little closer...
...much more closer, haha!
Now we turned to the right side, and started hiking around the whole Gosausee.
It is a beautiful lake, isn't it?
" Where is my left leg?"
"Haha, it is here!"
There were many families coming here to swim or bask in the warm sunshine.
Could you find something in the lake?
This big trumpet is not for speaking, but for listening to the sound of water.
Washing hands beside the strange fountains.
Look, what a clean lake!
Now we had already finished half round of the big Gosausee, and started to visit the small one first, and then came back to finish another part of the big one. (sounds like a little complicated, right? hehe!)
Before reaching the small Gosausee, we should go through a forest. In this picture, you can see a woody tower for hunting.
On the way to the small Gosausee, we still wanted to take some pictures with the Dachstein, hehe!
After more than one hour hiking, we had already been very sweaty, because most of the routes were steep, too tired for hiking.
Now we sat down for a while to have a rest. Looking at my honey's red face, already could guess how tired he was, hehe!
One part of the small Gosausee. Comparing with the big one, this one is really too small, and has not so much nice views to enjoy.
But we were hungry now, so we had to find some place to sit down, and took a simple picnic beside the small Gosausee.
After eating, we continued going back to the big Gosausee.
Now we had already been at another part of the big Gosausee. In this picture, we found some interesting petrifactions of the ancient halobios.
Can you recognize all of them?
" Water is energy". It shows people that how the water making the energy.
These glass containers have different color waters of the lake, and each one can make different sound.
After about 5 hours hiking, we arrived our start location--Gosausee Hotel again.