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View from St Gilgen

One happy holiday memory was when we visited the Salzkammergut area of Austria, staying in the peaceful lakeside resort of Fuschl. It was idyllic and despite going up and down mountains; crossing lakes; jumping on and off local buses I did manage to pause long enough to get my sketch pad out. Here we are.

Fuschl is about 12 miles from Salzburg, set on a beautifully peaceful lake, that has the most amazing sunsets, lakeside promenade and a Castle. Being on the local bus route we were able to go out and visit lots of places. It

One of our trips included visiting Hallstatt, although this did include a long bus ride, then we hopped on to a train and finally a boat across the lake, but it is stunning and well worth it. This tiny village has alpine houses crammed into every available piece of land, surrounded by mountains, my sketches really don’t do it justice!

Another trip was to nearby St Gilgen, and riding the Zwolferhorn cablecar to give you a breathtaking view of the Wolfgangsee region.

We were mainly lucky with the weather but the weather broke near the end, however as our room had a covered balcony I tried to capture the rainy, misty mountains that surrouded Fuschl.

I also really enjoyed using my lovely new painting moleskin sketchbook that I got given for Christmas,  paper quality does make such a difference.