Crime writers go hiking…

One of my purchases in Scotland was this bag – The Body In The Library is one of my favourite Agatha Christie reads. On Friday, a friend and I took it for the first hike of spring, here in N.E. Switzerland.

We were at Altenrhein, the border between Switzerland and Austria, where the ‘old’ Rhine flows towards Lake Constance. (The modern Rhine is a couple of hundred metres to the east.) Those cars over there are in Austria; we were in Switzerland.


The entire area is a nature reserve and is upkept by Switzerland, including the part in Austria. (The Austrians do somewhere else in return…) We saw plenty of evidence of old and new beaver activity on our way along the path.



The views were specacular, if a little hazy… (spot the mountains…)


And – spot the heron!


All too soon we came to the end of the trail, and Agatha and I posed rather precariously in the hollow tree.


On the way to the bus stop we passed Altenrhein airport, where you can fly to Vienna and a handful of other destinations, and the Hundertwasser House, which is great fun – there isn’t a straight line in the place.


Us crime-writers and friends are planning another hike in N.E. Switzerland – watch this space!

 

 

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4 Responses to Crime writers go hiking…

  1. Looks like you had a great day!

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  2. barbtaub says:

    The perfect bag for the perfect day!

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