After many changes in our final trip plans, we finally decided to split it into a few parts and to stick to Luxembourg. As you can imagine, it was all carefully considered.
The first part was supposed to be hiking somewhere around the Upper-Sûre lake – the area many of us hadn’t had the chance to see yet. And it was a great choice indeed leaving us surprised yet again by how many different places Luxembourg has to offer.
We started the trip with Jenny and Francesco catching the train last minute and Kasia and Carin missing it despite having come early (lucky for them, Mirka was going by car and could take them too!). After final decisions (as to which hiking trail to take) made on the bus and some navigation issues at the start (and all along the way, to be honest), in the end we managed to do a circular walk of Inselborn (some 10 km maybe?). Nice views on the way, conversation mood, lunch breaks while waiting for others to take pictures, asking someone where to go and not really understanding, finding wild strawberries on the way (I heard someone saying they saw them for a first time!), following the signs leading to somewhere and then following Francesco’s compass to the other side instead, questions when we will arrive (I thought hiking wasn’t about a destination?) or why we are so slow, complaints that it is not raining (?!)… a little bit of everything.
After our very challenging hike, after we found the boat (fully booked by others already), ate our lunch and met more people (to whom 9:00 on a Saturday morning was way too early), we were wondering what to do next. The lake looked tempting, so most of us found a spot on the “beach” and used the rare possibility to enjoy the sun at the lake. The water, even though rather cold at the beginning, proved to be very enjoyable as well and so a lot of time was spent in it. Surprisingly to some of us (and in many cases noticed too late), sun also proved to be strong and very soon we could see the results of a sunny afternoon at the lake.
Apart from red & itchy skin, other results included healthy tiredness due to swimming, good mood due to nice company and plans to spend the rest of the Saturday together as well. Oh, if only we had any more of these left!
Photos by Mirka, Petra Z., Juan Pablo & Vaida