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Today was going to be relaxing, no excuses. We cycled into
Sion and caught a train up to the tourist center of Zermatt which is famous for
its amazing view of the Matterhorn.
The train trip was uneventful and we sat back like rich
people watching the scenery go by from air-conditioned comfort. One change of
train at Visp and two hours later we were in Zermatt.
... br> We got off at the second stop, exiting the train to be greeted by a spectacular glacier- covered mountain that looked fake against the brilliant blue sky. To the right we could see the bottom of the Matterhorn, still veiled in clouds. Many pictures later, we sat beside some rocks a short distance away from a small lake that we hoped would mirror the Matterhorn when the clouds finally lifted. We enjoyed some yummy pastries along with some ...
... br> village called Salvan. The building in these villages are original old and
typical Swiss chalet type. The roads are very narrow and all the buildings are
adorned with Geraniums and other flowers. Truly a very pretty sight.
From Salvan he began our descent which took us past an old
waterwheel driven mill that is still in action and then onto a very steep path
that has been paved with steps built out of the local rock. The path winds down
through a pine ...
... to make most of the remaining afternoon before finding somewhere for the night. After having lunch me and Rich headed to the grassy stoney beach just down from where we were to join all the people swimming and sun bathing. Jan and Chris sat on a wall by the camper to watch as the idea of getting into cold water wasn't appealing to them. Had the following incident not occurred they may have changed their mind as it was getting quite warm sitting in the sun and a nice swim ...
... bridge! then a ladder and one more bridge until I could step down to a giant rock. And all with a backpack on! Yikes, it was a bit exciting!
The scenery getting there was awesome, as was the scenery leaving and getting to our end town of Arolla. We saw a herd of Chamonix (deer like mammal) today which was cool. We also saw the famous Matterhorn ( mountain) for the first time. Woo hoo, it was a great day!