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  • Day22

    The end - for now!

    September 17, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Home, sweet home! No matter how marvellous a trip is - or how long - the final day of travel is always the toughest. Our flight from Zurich Toronto was great - the drive from there home way too long. But here we are ready to resume reality - and coffee that costs less than $6 per cup.

    Twenty days - not counting travel days. According to the ❤️app on my iPhone, our feet covered 217.2 km (average of 10.86 per day). Plus innumerable ups and downs. How are we going to keep up this level of activity!?

    There were so many highlights. But, here are a few:

    1. Swiss Travel Pass coupled with an incredible transportation system that took us from trains to buses to funiculars to gondolas to cable cars.
    2. Eating dinner in Melk, Austria on a patio backlit by the magnificent Melk Abbey.
    3. Watching the summit of the Breithorn appear, clear as a bell, out of the snow storm at the top of the Kleiner Matterhorn.
    4. Huffing and puffing our way uphill from Grutschalp to Murren with the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau watching us the whole way.

    Stay tuned. Our next trip - beginning January 7, 2020 - is a doozy! And, thank you for sharing in our journey.
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    Charlyne Murphy

    Welcome home. I look forward to sharing your Journal of the next Adventure, the “Doozy One” from the warmth and sun of the Gulf Coast where Alain and I will be parked for the Winter of 2020.

    Two to Travel

    Hi ... got the link from the email response you sent to James & Shelley's email holiday note. We were booked on the RTW, but cancelled when we bought a house. It will be nice to follow along in your footsteps if only virtually. I'm curious as to how you like this app/site for blogging. Perhaps you can share your thoughts in a post. Erin