Albergo Stella Hotel
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Today was a day spent travelling and we left the warmth of
Southern Switzerland behind and headed back into the mountains to spend a few
days with our favorite daughter Stephanie. Our route took us via Lugano and
into Italy, through to Lake Como where we stopped for a quick swim and then via
Chiavenna to Silvaplana.
At times the roads ...
Day 274 1 hr, 1 km With the steep, wooded mountainside to my left and a valley that is quickly narrowing to my right it's only a few hundred meters and I'm in the next town, Messe. I know that the uphill climb is getting close, including my big goal: to cross the Splugenpass from Italy to Switzerland on foot. I know it was just planted here for the warm months, but seeing a banana tree in someone's yard just feels really unappropriate. C'mon folks, this is the ...
... anyway to get up there... Gordona has a very different feel to any other town I've been in. Why? Well, it's a fairly large, urbanized town, but at half the buildings are look like old, stone and timber barns! It gives it a rugged farmer feel--I guess here at the end of the day people would just bring their animals into town to keep in their barns. Kind of a cozy feel. Some of the barns are in disrepair--but you can still see that a lot of love went into building ...
... untarnished" mountain regions... not a lot of jobs... so people spend much of their lives elsewhere working... Finally I reach a point where the valley narrows. Up on a hilltop is another town--but a sign says there's a waterfall off to the side. I figure, no harm in taking a detour to see a waterfall. But by the time I get there it's too dark to really enjoy it, so I decide to just camp out here and continue on tomorrow. It's been a very full ...
... no trucks speeding through on elevated roads, just farmland... giving it a more pure, untarnished feel. It's still hours before nightfall, but the mountains have already blocked out the sun--except far ahead where rays of light stream through gaps in the mountains, lighting up a castle perched high up on a peak. I'm definitely feeling the magic of the Alps ...