At 6:30 in the morning, we woke up with sun shining in our faces and we packed our stuff and broke down the tents for the first time. After breakfast, we took our FIRST STEPS toward Slovenia…only 200 kilometers to go!
Our first stop was in Prägraten where we prepared everything for our workshops at the Iselfest. The festival was organized by the citizens group working to protect the Isel River, OEAV (Alpine Association) and WWF.
As the kayakers arrived in bright colored boats, the festival officially began.
We organized an info stand and had a stream of visitors who were interested in our trip and asked us lots of questions.
We offered 3 workshops on Land Art, Water Ecology, and “Mit Allen Sinnen” (With all your senses) led by Riverwalk participants.
About one hundred people attended the festival: young and old alike! There was music, local food, and a positive atmosphere. Everyone was having a good time in the warm sun near the flowing Isel. The land art project was a great success.
After a big farewell from the organizers and public, we continued our walk with a shower of applause!
After 2 hours of a beautiful hike along a path in the woods that crossed countless streams flowing down the mountainside, we arrived at the Niedermauern Campground (near Virgen).
After finishing dinner, we watched the rain coming closer and closer and soon we were soaked (again)!