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... all the way up the mountain. Once again I take my hat
off to the people who designed and built this line as it truly is a work of
we left Zermatt I placed my cameras on the table which I soon found out (just
as many other did) that this was not a good idea. The train slowly made its way
through the town and once into the open country it just headed up the edge of a
mountain at what felt like 45 degrees. Of course everything that was not ...
... on duty.
Here in this part of the world it can be a great struggle for tourists to get fuel as many garages are self service and non of the instructions are in English.
Tank filled and it only took 9 litres for the 158 miles since its last filling. Not bad at all.
The section of road I am now heading along leads to the wonderful Furka Pass. This was the area yesterday that I had to ride along in all that terrible mist.
Today vision might be much better but ...
The trip down the other side of Lake Garda was nerve-racking. Many narrow tunnels where we seemed to be scraping the sides at times. Crazy drivers trying to pass in the tunnels. Out of the tunnels the scenery was fantastic but at times I was too nervous to enjoy it as it was gut clenching on the narrow road. Lucky I have a good driver who doesn't seem to get fazed out by the daily challenges he faces on the road. We hit the motor way as we decided that we'd put in a good leg ...
... Matterhorn glacier paradise). The summit lift carried us to the highest viewing platform in the Alps which has been cut out of the rock face. At 3883 metres above sea level a 360degree panorama opens up taking in 38 peaks towering over 4000 metres and 14 glaciers in the French, Italian and Swiss Alps. As it was such a clear day we're sure we also saw Mont Blanc in the distance as well as the Jungfrau in all her radiant beauty. A lift took us 15 metres below ...
... Villages hang alongside cliffs making you wonder how you reside 3,000 feet direct above the roadway. Postal electric cars bring the residents to these villages from train stations that do not connect to these cliff hanging homes. Everything seems so quiet in the early 8am morning. We drive along a river crossing several old arched bridges, looking down into canyons and waterfalls. We pass vineyards, which, by the way, the Swiss wine is pretty good. ...