A day of promise!
Today, reinvigorated by our day of rest in Innsbruck, we ventured out westward in search of locations in forests near Telfs and in Zugspitzblick. With the weather on our side too, we entered the day with a sense of optimism, and rightly so.
The locations we found through the course of the day were simply breathtaking, and with each corner came new locations, new ideas and new opportunities that spurred us on throughout the day.
The forests in and around Telfs itself were remarkable in that, despite their accessibility via main roads, the locations we found were deathly quiet, and the sense of claustrophobic isolation from civilisation brought the world we were creating to life. Truly, this place was the Elder woods.
As we descended deeper into the forests it became clear that this was what we had come to Austria for. Yes, we have forests in England, but it was not in England that our vision was becoming to realise, it was here in Austria.
We were left speechless at times, often only breaking this silence to proclaim our excitement with the natural perfection we had managed to stumble upon in our journey.
Imagine our excitement then when we moved on to Zugspitzblick to find everything we had expected and then some!
If Telfs was breathtaking, then there is no word to describe Zugspitzblick. At first, we were somewhat sceptical; the sound of cars and motorbikes roaring down the overlooking main road was a little daunting - the intimidating silence we sought out was surely not going to be found here.
Then it hit. Silence. We were alone in an ever winding descent into the darkness of the wilderness and each turning led to unimaginable perfection. Every branch; every pebble; every blade of grass was where it should be and nothing more could be said on the matter.
When we finally reached the bottom, and the forest opened up into a glorious lake, we knew we had found what we were looking for. We stripped down to our underwear, jumped into the water and accepted that our day was complete and that it was a success.
Next step: Permissions…