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Tirol, Austria

up early in Hallstatt for a long drive today
up early in Hallstatt for a long drive today
heading south toward Spittal, past small hillside communities
heading south toward Spittal, past small hillside communities
even the tunnels are interesting
even the tunnels are interesting
but the roadwork traffic is not!
but the roadwork traffic is not!
off the main roads, following the Möll river...
off the main roads, following the Möll river...
...with some sights on many of the hills
...with some sights on many of the hills
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waterfalls abound
waterfalls abound
and architecture suitable to the terrain
and architecture suitable to the terrain
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t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f135996136.RbR0m0yY.jpg Tom is managing the snaking route...
Tom is managing the snaking route...
...while we share some levity along the way
...while we share some levity along the way
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t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f135996140.7idFhdAr.jpg entering the village of Heiligenblut (Holy Blood)...
entering the village of Heiligenblut (Holy Blood)...
...at the entrance to the Hohe Tauern national park
...at the entrance to the Hohe Tauern national park
now we're on the famous Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse, one of Europe's great scenic roads
now we're on the famous Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse, one of Europe's great scenic roads
at Schoeneck we encounter a herd of Ferraris!
at Schoeneck we encounter a herd of Ferraris!
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f135996145.cUR9iYLw.jpg we could probably use a Ferrari for these roads
we could probably use a Ferrari for these roads
hmmm... weather getting a bit dark as we ascend
hmmm... weather getting a bit dark as we ascend
another surprise: a Porsche 356 club passes on their way to Bad Ischl
another surprise: a Porsche 356 club passes on their way to Bad Ischl
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still climbing, the temperature drops
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f135996162.czo2FeXT.jpg it's getting darker as we approach the Hochtor pass at Fuscher Törl
it's getting darker as we approach the Hochtor pass at Fuscher Törl
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this guy is clearly nuts
this guy is clearly nuts
descending now, beneath the clouds
descending now, beneath the clouds
we stop for photos and a rest
we stop for photos and a rest
Marla is not too sure about the twisting road ahead
Marla is not too sure about the twisting road ahead
Tom capturing both close and far views
Tom capturing both close and far views
way down in the valley below, a waterfall
way down in the valley below, a waterfall
and another!
and another!
up and down again; the Alps are very rumpled here
up and down again; the Alps are very rumpled here
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t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f135996180.A8JRNSsV.jpg and finally dropping down to Mayrhofen for the night
and finally dropping down to Mayrhofen for the night
panorama: Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse south
panorama: Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse south
panorama: Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse north
panorama: Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse north
panorama: just another scenic stop!
panorama: just another scenic stop!