7th Day – 19th July 1957
When we got up today it was lashing of rain so instead of staying in St Anton as we meant we carried on the Insbruck. It rained and rained and we could see none of the lovely views because the mist was over everything. We stopped at Stams and had morning tea in a very quaint Gasthaus about 12 o’clock. We arrived in Insbruck about 2 o’clock and went and had lunch. It was very nice. It was still raining.
We have rooms at HOTEL GOLDENER STERN, a little flat between the four of us. It was still Raining. I suggested to go on to Iqls but again no notice taken of my suggestion*. Harry decided as he had the car repaired that we should go on to a small place for the night so we told the Hotel we were in that we were not staying after all. They made him pay nearly 10/- for using the rooms. We arrived at SOLBAD HALL where we stayed in the Hotel Royal. Just another big Hotel full of English Bus Parties. Still pouring of rain so we just went to bed. (when we asked the way from a police man he came into the car to show us where to go.)
* (History Woman's comments: Two things to note here - 1. Not sure where "IQLS" is/was meant to be & 2. "again no notice taken of my suggestion" suggests that at least occasionally, there were differences of opinion. Not surprising where 4 people are spending all their time together for two weeks.)