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The road to wherever 2-10-15 Stalden - Zermett - Stalden
years ago when I was a very young child my good grandmother sent me a post card
of the mighty Matterhorn mountain. I loved this post card and still have it
today. My goal then was to one day get to see this massive mountain with my own
eyes and today was the day.
have been to the Alps many times but somehow have never managed to get close up
... a beautiful waterfall running down the cliff. Further round and there is the glacier. Once again, like any glacier, it takes a while to work out just how massive this lump of ice really is. Only when you see people walking near it can you work out the size.
Finally down at the actual glacier and a tunnel has been cut into the ice and so off I go for a walk.
Outside it was still bitter cold in that biting wind but here inside the ice tunnel felt rather warm compared ...
... and probably said I was crazy. It wasn't too cold but it was to cold for that attire. A cardigan is now required. We donned our cycle gear and found a path into Aosta along a fast flowing river. Aosta is580m above sea level situated in the centre of Aosta valley. It was founded in 25 BC by the Romans at the junction of the major roads leading to France and Switzerland. Its surrounded by superb mountains. This ancient town dates back to the pre-historic age, to Roman ...
... This walk is dominated by the Matterhorn and the Furgg glacier. It was freezing and very windy as we donned another layer and set out along a construction road then to the track eventually leading down to a gorgeous restaurant where hot chocolate and a small pastry restored our energy and we continued downwards on at times steep, twisting paths and at others, upward steep , twisting paths, at times in strong, gusty winds and at times in warm sunshine. It was a ...
... Joe returned to the room for a cup of coffee while I continued to explore along the road, hoping for a place I could put the gorgeous pink fireweed in the foreground. So pretty! I love being outside in the stillness of the morning.
Breakfast at our hotel was a delicious spread that included an assortment of crackers,freshly baked rolls and bread, cereal, watermelon and fruit, cheese, homemade jellies and some other things I ...