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... village is so peaceful. Later we go down to see Gilberto's mother and brother so I can say goodbye to them. They are very lovely people and I have enjoyed spending time with them as well this visit. They have a Christmas present for me that I'm not allowed to open until Christmas so that when I do, I think of them! Off for pizza for dinner and then home to pack my ...
... up at 3 in the morning to catch a taxi, a train with a layover to another train, a bus, a plane to Rome, another train, a metro, then one more train to get home to Viterbo. We made it to Turnio alright, but one of the girls we were with was being so slow, and we ended up missing a train because of it. I was getting pretty peeved because she did it again and we almost missed our other train by a few seconds. The last train we needed to get on left in ...
... and so he had to get all his
passengers off once again and allowed us to board.
As we sat waiting to leave the station I watched a few trains head off up
the steep mountain line ahead of us and once they were 200m or so ahead we left
and followed in sauté.
This railway is simply one of the worlds most amazing engineering feats
ever. The line is yet again driven by electricity and just like most others in
this area is a rack and pinion railway. As we ...
... we had originally faced. More ropes and then a very steep zig zag path which eventually petered out as it crossed a patch about 3 metres wide where a rockfall had occurred. We placed our feet very deliberately, testing each rock for possible "slippage" before finding the path again a little higher up. After that it was a breeze - a lovely walk along the top on a well marked path, across a wooden footbridge and finally we arrived at the ...
... to climb to the summit of Bryndli but we turned back about 40m from the top as it was too dangerous to go any further! We were already climbing almost vertically holding onto grass as the snow makes everything so slippery!
After a massive day hiking yesterday I am so exhausted! But we woke up and looked out the window and realized how beautiful clear the day was! So off we raced to catch the cable car up to Schilthorn- 2970m altitude! ...