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snow was now coming down rather heavy and I think everyone up here at
Gornergrat had the same idea and all took the same train.
we headed back down this great pass many of us were watching a helicopter
flying around the area. We soon discovered this was picking goods up from a
rail terminal high up in the mountain and delivering them to areas such as
upper cable car stations etc.
we got lower the snow had turned to rain and ...
... 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 ...
... on the terrace watching the clouds play around the summit of the Matterhorn, we retired to our rooms to....guess what? The same views as the balcony. Awesomely amazing! Wednesday and we woke early to watch the Matterhorn in all its glory begin a new day. Leaving the hotel at 9 we boarded the train (the first of many modes of transport for this day) and rode the GGB Gornergrat-Monte-Rosa-Bahn to Gornergrat, 3,089 metres above sea level. Here there is a large platform ...
... out of it. There were five stops along the way and we arrived in Zermatt at 5 pm. A short taxi to our hotel and then we were off to find food and explore the town. Did I mention the prices were higher in Switzerland - yowza! We decide on pub food for diner and that turns out to be very tasty and reasonable. Tomorrow we will stock up on some munchies so we have food on hand. The plan is to visit the glacier about 4000 meters straight ...