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... hassles at the airport bags pass and no pat down although I looked a fright after removing bobby pins. Arriving at Gatwick the beginning of a nightmare. We walk and walk and walk to the customs check. UK /EU citizens go in one line and the rest of us in another. Our line is very long and very slow we waited an hour at least (the Uk citizen have long ago left the ...
... we leave the protective bubble of the car, it is very cold with winds and sleet/rain. We are at the feet of Matterhorn but it is shrouded in cloud. Below us is a magnificent valley with glaciers and terminal moraine. As we walk the rain and winds abait the clouds lift to give a glimpse of the Matterhorn. It is a beautiful walk the snowy peaks and glaciers, the rock and lichen and once we reach the tree line the larch are ...
... that we may miss the Glacier Express. The first train , the nice old woman who has waited with us says no, no this isn't the right train. So I run off leaving my bag with Garry to find someone who can confirm one way or the other . Find a conductor, yes this is the train. Come back to find my bag all alone -Garry has got on the train without me but which car?? He found me once he realized I had the tickets. As I said ...
The weather dawned bright and with the promise of being mostly clear, so up and off we went! This was our fourth day in Zermatt and we were glad we had the extra day, as the weather so far had been mostly cloudy. Today, we had mostly clear!
We started off with a trip up to Rothorn, which was a new spot for us. We took the tunnel train up, then grabbed a cable car. It snowed on top of the peaks last night, first snow of the season! It was ...
... train ride on the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn. Spectacular scenery to Brig. More little barns. Love those barns. I learnt a bit about those at the Museum in Zermatt. The farmers store stock food in them that they have managed to stockpile during the summer. ( You look out a train window and you see the farmers cutting the grass. Then raking it by hand... to collect and bale. Most of the land is too steep to use machinery.) Then, as winter sets in, they move the stock ...
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