Meeting the Drau

RW_(c)WWF-IanTrafford_Day5_015Today we woke up to a beautiful sunny day. Right after breakfast we had a photo shooting for a local newspaper.

Then some of us went shopping for food and some went to rent the bicycles. We picked our helmets, packed our stuff into bike bags and started riding towards Berg.

Lady luck wanted us to cross paths with our friend from the Iselfest yet again. What a coincidence! We got an update about the current happening around the Isel issue which gave us a fresh insight on the importance of Riverwalk and a new drive to keep on going.  Here is a link to an article (in a Tyrolean Newspaper) describing the “dirty politics” at work!

Finally it was lunch time! We got off our bikes and walked to a sandy riverside where we dipped our feet into the Drau for the first time. A funny thing happened when a ball that we had already seen when we made a quick stop an hour before came floating by.

When we arrived to the camp, the guys got a ball so the first thought was – of course! – volleyball. Covered in sand we hit the showers because dinner was almost ready. Meagan and the cooking team made us a delicious meal with rice and spicy curry. Thank you Maegan!!!

Now we have to stop writing because spiders are starting to take over the tablet – YIKES!! ;D

One thought on “Meeting the Drau

  1. You are making a difference for a River! We are listening to what you have to say. Today’s Kleine Zeitung on page 23:
    http://www.kleinezeitung.at/tirol/lienz/praegraten_am_grossvenediger/3686608/isel-reisst-wieder-graeben.story

    SAVE THE ISEL!

    a few quotes inspired by what you are doing:

    Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.
    -Joel A. Barker

    Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. -Dale Carnegie

    In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.
    -Dalai Lama

    Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.
    -Mother Teresa

    Damming for the sake of Damming is the ideology of the Atherosclerotic Plague.
    -ymj

    Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.
    -Norman MacLean

    Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
    -Margaret Mead

    Enjoy your climb to Weißensee and your moments together on the lake.

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