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Interlaken-Oberhasli District

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  • Day11

    Maybe it was revenge...

    July 25 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 50 °F

    It occurred to me that perhaps my paragliding instructor suggested this :easy waterfall hike" in the woods as revenge for ruining his perfect take off stats. Or maybe it was that at several thousand feet in the air, everything looked a lot flatter. For we climbed straight up the road and then through a "short cut" through a farmer's field which was straight up, and then through the woods straight up. Among the way Tim acquired a hiking partner of the feline variety. We left the cat behind after crossing through a cow meadow, but then upon our return(we gave up before the falls as we had been taking that short hike for two hours), here came the cat up the trail to join us for the hike out. Then we met a lovely Swiss couple on holiday who invited us to their home in the mountains for coffee and homemade bread. We were told by our hosts, Andy and Marianne of Zurich, that a "short hike" to the Swiss starts a one hour. Good to know since our total hiking time was over three hours... in the heat.Read more

  • Day9

    The ten pound box and Grindelwald 2.0

    July 23 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 68 °F

    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

  • Day15

    Thanks for traveling with us...

    July 29 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 61 °F

    Well, friends. All good things must come to an end. Here are our final pictures from our walk to Gimmelwald. We finished our day by going to Hotel Stechelberg, at the end of the valley, for homemade spaghetti, a Greek salad, and, finally, homemade Black Forest cake. Since the next bus would not be there for 40 minutes, we walked a final time in the cool of evening along the Aare River to our home. We said goodbye to all our favorite cows, and we reveled in the sound of the river as we debriefed what we learned during this adventure. Having you all with us gave us great joy. Can’t wait to see you again soon.

    Love you all...feeling blessed.
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  • Day10

    The narrow canyon of the Aare River

    July 24 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 82 °F

    After arriving in Brienz and departing the boat, we saw a train for Meiringen was leaving in two minutes, so we spontaneously jumped onboard. Then we saw that we were close to the Aare River gorge. Close a relative... it actually was about an hour walk in the heat. Finally we were there, and we trekked through a blissfully cool tunnel carved in stone for the next two hours. Along the way, we walked unto platforms suspended about the river, grateful for the respite given between the canyon walls. At the end, we trekked again down a hillside in the 95 degree heat. At the bottom, there was actually a metal door that opened only when the train arrived. This little important piece of information cost us dearly in the heat of the previous hours. We were actually about two minutes from this gorge by train when we started walking. The funny thing is I said to Tim, “Let’s have an easy lake day!” Sixteen hours later we have arrived home. Whew!Read more

  • Day8

    The blooper video

    July 22 in Switzerland ⋅ ☁️ 68 °F

    Just walked back on the trail after our paraglide landing down the road from our home. Boy, ice cream never tasted so good. No pictures yet, but here’s the scoop. Leaving the cable car in Mürren, we hiked up a steep hillside to the launch area. Tim and his instructor had a flawless take off. I assured Buzz, my instructor, that I would follow all instructions and obviously had misunderstood one, so instead of launching we veered, got tangled up with each other and all the lines, and rolled down the meadow we had just. Climbed. But then we had a great take off for the 2nd attempt.

    The winds were good and we floated, rising up and down, turning in tight swirls and slow circles. You fly over the tops of huge trees and along granite cliffs, past waterfalls and in sight of glaciers. It is like being a human drone. Buzz let me fly it for awhile...so beautiful.

    I rate this experience even higher than swimming with Sharks. Unbelievable! Photos and video when we return!
    Char
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  • Day9

    Top of the World again!

    July 23 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 70 °F

    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

  • Day6

    I hope someone knows CPR

    July 20 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 55 °F

    At last sighting in Birg, Tim was headed to the Skywalk, which is attached to the side of a cliff. I made it about 100 yards and abject terror took over. I took a pic of Tim before he turned the corner. Next stop Murren! Love having so many cable cars but I am ready to start walking downhill. You wouldn't believe how many people they cram in!Read more

  • Day8

    Mental preparation begins.

    July 22 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 57 °F

    It is 6 am here, and you are still living in yesterday as I write this, which is mind boggling. Due to the naps, we sat outside and waited for stars to come out last night. The moon is at 79% brightness, so we gave up at 11 p.m. Now I am sitting outside with a cup of coffee listening to birds and waterfalls on a hewn log bench. The sounds of cow bells echo in the hills as they work their way down the slopes to graze. In seven hours we will meet the folks who will guide us down from the Alps in paragliders. From the valley, we will take a cable car back to Murren and hike up about 3/4 of a mile. Then they spread out the chutes one behind another and we strap in. From that point, we simply take turns walking down the steep meadow. The wind and physics take over after that. I am terrified of heights, but this particular event, like swimming with sharks, just captivates my spirit. Here are a few pics from my morning thoughts in the garden of our "home away from home."Read more

  • Day16

    Ballenberg

    September 11 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    So, today we decided to give our feet a rest and visited Ballenberg, a living Swiss museum depicting life two to three hundred years ago in the rural cantons of Switzerland. Think Heritage Park or Upper Canada Village but considerably older. Some of the timbers in the buildings were from the 1500’s! The various areas and eras depicted occupy 66 hectares of land in the valley and on the hills. Workers were baking bread, making cheese, threshing grain, sawing lumber, etc. all using tools and techniques of the time.

    Having taken trains and a bus to get there, we decided to take a bus to Brienz and a boat along the Brienzersee back to Interlaken.

    Remember that we were saving our feet? We walked 12 kms and over 18,000 steps! At least there were no mountains involved. Tomorrow yes.
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  • Day4

    Home sweet home in the Alps

    July 18 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 66 °F

    Just sitting here in our home away from home for two weeks staring up the valley we will paraglide into. Outside the chickens are crowing and the owner of this vrbo is working hard on the yard. We have completely unpacked and plan to have this truly be a home away from home. Enjoy the pics. We are walking to the waterfall inside the mountain which is a ten minute walk from here, so maybe more pics tonight.Read more

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