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Travel Blogs from Brig
Following the Everest week this day was supposed to be a genuine rest day, the first of the trip. I would cruise down the valley into the Valais region and camp near the turn off for Zermatt, before deciding whether to take the dead-end uphill detour to Zermatt the following day in hope of seeing the Matterhorn Mountain.
The plan started well enough. By midday I had already reached a campsite giving me ...
... stepped on just as the train began moving. Shannon had been in front of me. My god, I hate France. The last hour and a half has been spent showing Shannon the Settlers of Catan. He picked it up pretty fast but we both lost to the cheating AI. Lyon in ten minutes, with an hour to chill. Then its off to Geneva. If ever say travel days are boring again, please shoot me. 6:50pm Well Lyon was a mixed stop. The good being that I got my iPad SD card reader swapped over at the Apple store for ...
Soon through a clearing we can see the green grass and rooftops of the town way below. It helps our morale, especially Grant. With the end in site he gets a 2nd (or 5th or 6th) wind and his spirits rise higher. He is in the lead now, taking us down to Stechelberg. We break out of the trees and walk in a narrow path in the tall grass. The river that is being fed from all the waterfalls above is in site. The trail map says there are 72 waterfalls and ...
... as they thanked me for the melodies. "keep practicing, loren," mr. yuinn said.
a message from the divine source. ho.
i am enormously grateful for the unfolding of these events
what confirmation, what lessons, what support, what love, what tenderness i am feeling these days.
in three days i move farther into the mountains, to a hostel high in the alps:
switzerland is very good for ...
... have one), but we've deleted almost a third of them. Taking pictures on moving trains will lead to a lot of trees, and electrical posts being included, as well as terrible glare.
BTW, that reminds me... another up side to riding the "cheap" train, is that the WINDOWS OPEN! I discovered this too late, but the glare from the windows in the Glacier Express make taking pictures disappointing. The lighting from our evening ride reduced a lot of the glare and I had far better ...