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  • Day9

    The ten pound box and Grindelwald 2.0

    July 23, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    About that go cart/bike trip. It was low to the ground and required getting out and pushing at flat spots. Not good for a guy with a bad hip, so Tim put himself on injured reserve and declined. Then I noted that the brakes were on the handles and I have a bad trigger finger on one hand, so I wisely, I think, joined him on that list. But we thought you might enjoy a few more pics, and what’s not to love about cows⛰. Oh, the box... I packed winter clothes for the mountain peaks as well as long sleeved shirts. They are currently in a level 3 heat wave. So I packed about ten pounds of not needed clothes and am shipping home.Read more

  • Day9

    Top of the World again!

    July 23, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    One train, three long chair lifts later! A different view of the endless glaciers. We voted against a second cliff walk, but I think we will give the scooter three wheelers a shot down to the next chair lift. What could possibly go wrong? It's all downhill. We walked down a ways from the top and are now having hamburgers... we need energy for the coast ride down. This is truly a restaurant with a view.Read more

  • Day5

    Große Scheidegg

    July 30 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Hierauf ging es heute mit dem Grindelwald Bus auf die große Scheidegg. 1900 m.

    Von hier gibt es auch viele Wanderwege. Es war wieder sehr warm und die Hunde und wir waren noch von den letzten Tagen geschafft , sodass wir nicht viel wandern wollten.
    Dafür war der Ausflug sehr teuer. 45 Franken eine Tour.
    Die Aussichten entschädigen allerdings.
    Wir haben schweizer Wanderer getroffen, welche im letzten Jahr drei Wochen im Harz Urlaub gemacht hatten. Besonders ist ihnen Quedlinburg in Erinnerung geblieben.
    Sie sind aus Interlaken für einen Tagesausflug gekommen.
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  • Day3

    Wanderung zur kleinen Scheidegg

    July 28 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Dieser Wanderweg ist einfach und super. Es gibt ein paar Bächlein zwischendurch für eine Abkühlung. Das Wetter ist fantastisch und damit auch die Aussichten auf Eiger, Mönch und Jungfrau. Auch die Station am Jungfraujoch kann man sehr gut sehen.
    Mittagessen an der kleinen Scheidegg. Gerade als ein Gewitter aufzieht, fahren wir mit der Bahn zurück nach Grindelwald.
    Am Abend gab es einen tollen Regenbogen.
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  • Day4

    Am Wetterhorn

    July 29 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Heute haben wir es sehr genugsam angehen lassen. Die Hunde waren sehr schläfrig und wir haben die Aussicht und die Ruhe auf der Campsite genossen.
    Dann fuhren wir mit dem Bus zum Zentrum und weiter zur Oberen Gletscherstraße. Mit dem Busticket/Gästekarte kann man beliebig hin und her fahren.Read more

  • Day20

    Grindelwald. Switzerland

    October 19, 2018 in Switzerland ⋅ ☁️ 52 °F

    This is definitely a high dollar ski resort with prices that will take your breath away. Kinda hard to believe some of the things we have seen. It makes you wonder how much money is out there. And what people spend it on.Read more

  • Day7

    Kleine Scheidegg

    July 30 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Heute habe ich mit Ronja eine Wanderung auf die kleinen Scheidegg unternommen. Wir sind früh am Morgen um 06:20h mit dem Zug losgefahren. Um 09:10h sind wir dann endlich in Grindelwald angekommen 😊. Bevor wir uns auf den Weg machten haben wir noch einen feinen Milchkafee getrunken. Frisch gestärkt sind wir dann Richtung kleine Scheidegg losgelaufen. Der Weg führte uns steil Bergauf wo wir schon bald eine schöne Sicht auf Grindelwald hatten. Der Weg „kleine Scheidegg Trail“ führte uns direkt am Fusse der Eiger Nordwand vorbei wo wir dann nach ca. 6h unser Ziel erreicht haben. Auf dieser Wanderung haben wir 1000 Höhenmeter absolviert 😅😅😅 die kleine Scheidegg liegt auf 2061m über MeerRead more

  • Day191

    Day 192: Eastwards to Grindelweld

    August 25, 2017 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Lots of driving today, again! We left around 9am and headed east again along the shores of the lake, though this time on the freeway rather than the local roads and the highway. Still nice views of the wine terraces, though we didn't stop!

    First stop for the day was near the end of the lake, just outside Montreux, where our only UNESCO site for the day was located. This site is part of the Le Corbusier listing, and it's a villa he had built for his parents in the 1920s. It was quite small, only 16m x 4m, but quite adequate for older folk, and it was perfectly aligned along the lake shore, with fantastic views across to the mountains.

    We looked around for an hour or so, and had a good chat to the friendly staff as well. Also had a very quick peek at Nestle's enormous global corporate headquarters which were located just nearby. They were a troublesome client of mine at times in a past life, so it was interesting/annoying to see their global HQ. Didn't go inside though.

    Back on the road where we drove east for a couple of hours, stopping finally at the small town of Spiez on another lake. It's apparently a very pretty spot, with a nice lakefront area and a castle but today they were having some sort of festival and the entire town was blocked off. We bought some supermarket bread & cheese and found a panoramic view-point just off the main road where we sat and ate our lunch. It's such a picturesque country, certainly in the south, and you can pretty much stop anywhere and find a good view.

    Back on the road, we drove past the ski town of Interlaken (so named because it's wedged Inter Between Two Lakens), then drove south into a long narrow valley. There's a whole area down here that's on the UNESCO list, as it's the largest glacial area in Eurasia (the Aletsch glacier). Although we were staying in a different valley, we wanted to see the far edge of it first.

    But our first stop was at the small town of Lauterbrunnen, where several waterfalls cascade down. This time of year the water is particularly ferocious, as the warm summer sun melts the snow high up the peaks and it all floods down. We walked for about 30 minutes to reach a vantage point behind one fall, though passed on a couple of others (including the Reichenbach Falls which is famous as the setting for a Sherlock Holmes story).

    Next stop was another vantage point called Schillthorn, where we did a short hike around roaring mountain rivers and underneath soaring peaks. But it was too hot and we were too poorly equipped for a proper hike, so we retreated back up the valley a bit to where there was a cable car.

    This had an outrageous price to take you up several thousand metres to some peak or another, but we opted for the cheap option that only included the first cable car. We hopped out, had a good look around and enjoyed a beer in the sunshine with an amazing view of craggy mountains across the valley. It's amazing how much your view changes after ascending a few hundred metres, even when the scenery still towers over you!

    Back down, where we drove out of the valley back to Interlaken, then headed down the next valley towards Grindelweld and our destination for the night. Our B&B was basically a mountain guesthouse (very common in Switzerland) where it's basically a five room hotel with a shared bathroom, plus an attached restaurant and bar which are both open to the public. We settled into our room, a little rustic but OK, then headed downstairs to the restaurant for dinner.

    Since we were 10 minutes drive from town, we decided to eat at the restaurant and endure the typical Swiss prices. I had sausages with onion gravy and rosti, while Shandos had a schnitzel and fries. Two beers plus a home made cake and you don't any change from 50 francs (about $65 AUD). Good food, but nothing fancy. We also bought our tickets to ascend Jungfrau in the morning, so it'll be a very early start!
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