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Pralongià: It’s All Downhill from Here (5)

31 Jul

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Marion told us over lunch that we would be walking all the way back down into Corvara rather than taking the cable car. This was probably the longest hike I had ever made…between 10 and 12 miles.

The way down was marked by fields of wildflowers, most notably these voluptuous yellow globe flowers.

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Sassongher in the foreground, Puez in the background.

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Now we could begin to see some of the houses of Corvara.

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When we hit pavement, we knew we were almost back.

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We peered into a nicely kept Churchyard.

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And a lovely kitchen garden.

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That night we went to dinner in the town of Ojes (pronounced Oh, yes). The group included Marion Posch and her boyfriend Vincenzo, the Russian Vladimir, and me.

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19 Responses to “Pralongià: It’s All Downhill from Here (5)”

  1. magreenlee July 31, 2013 at 6:31 am #

    Fantastic photographs and what a beautiful place.

    • Rosemarie July 31, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

      Thank you and yes, it is beyond beautiful.

  2. dadirri7 July 31, 2013 at 7:08 am #

    extraordinary! it is so picture-book pretty 🙂

  3. Reggie July 31, 2013 at 7:18 am #

    Love the pictures and the story you tell, Rosemarie. That kitchen garden is remarkable – must take a lot of work to look after it.

  4. Linda Arthur Tejera July 31, 2013 at 11:07 am #

    The scenery is beyond breathtaking! I was trying to pick a favorite but no luck. I love them all! 🙂

    • Rosemarie July 31, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

      This was my trip of a lifetime.

  5. mamacormier July 31, 2013 at 12:35 pm #

    How sore were you after walking ‘downhill’ for that distance? I remember the muscle pain that my husband and I endured after walking down from the mountain in Stowe, Vermont many years ago. You use muscles that you normally don’t use on a descent like that. Beautiful scenery.

    • Rosemarie July 31, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

      I was stiff, not sore. I took care with small steps, but I could feel the pull in my knees. I’m not sure that I am completely back to normal yet.

  6. Heyjude July 31, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    More beautiful photos Rosemarie. I love the wild flower meadows with the stunning mountain background – so many varieties in that photo – and the lovely yellow globe flowers. Makes me want to go to the mountains, but I’m afraid I couldn’t walk that far on a hilly landscape. You must be so proud of yourself for doing this.
    Jude xx

  7. Stephen Liddell July 31, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

    I think pretty much everywhere is going to be downhill from there. What a great trip and fantastic photos!

  8. naomimgruer July 31, 2013 at 8:45 pm #

    Lovely pictures.

  9. Cee Neuner March 25, 2014 at 12:52 am #

    I can see why you like this series. So picturesque and beautiful!!! 🙂

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