I hadn’t actually intended to go walking amongst the clouds. When I set out for a mornings hiking, through one corner of the snowy Ramsau, there was even some blue sky above my head, while the clouds attracting my attention were visible not above the mountains but below in the Enns valley. However, I’m one of those strange people who actually enjoys strolling through a misty landscape with its ever changing patterns so when the clouds came racing towards me I embraced them with some enthusiasm.
Ramsau am Dachstein is situated on a plateau between the Dachstein range and the Enns valley in the Austrian state of Steiermark (close to the border with Austrian states of Salzburg and Oberösterreich). It scores highly as a winter playground for families but that’s a story for another post. The area is also noted as one of the few Protestant enclaves in heavily Roman Catholic Austria.
Walking amongst the clouds turns the world into a place in which the day to day suddenly becomes anything but mundane and normally. With ever changing patterns a path, a wood or a hut in a field each becomes new objects of curiosity.