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... Murren, a small village deeper and higher into the Alps. After a short train ride and a lift up the funicular, we had a Swiss cheese fondue lunch while enjoying a breathtaking view of the Swiss Alps - could we get any more Swiss than this?
Afterwords, we explored the villages, admired a waterfall, and even accidenally discovered a path that took us behind the waterfalls! I'll be writing about this more in the "Best of" blog as well.
Fun day in Switzerland. Started out a little frustrating with rain and low clouds so we couldn't go to the top of the mountains again. Plus, we were having technical issues with the hot spot so after a couple long calls to the company we're still having technical issues. Oh well.
But the afternoon was amazing. We went to a Swiss style high ropes course, and it was fantastic. They send you up on your own with these magnetic double carabiners, only one would unlock at a time ...
... 4 Celsius and with the weather as it was it certainly did not look like it was going to get any warmer through the day. I had a thermal on, a T shirt, a jumper and then my wonderful bike jacket and then over all that I wore my waterproof one piece rainsuit.
With the bike loaded up and given its daily one check over I left the hotel and headed South West towards Switzerland and the Alps.
The road ahead was extremely wet and slippery and with the heavy mist ...
... on a small ice rink whilst others just wandered aimlessly along the snowy roads.
The afternoon had grown old and the sun had begun to descend behind the mountains. It was time to make our way back to Gimmelwald. The owner of our hostel had kindly lent us sledges and I could not help but feel a childish excitement at the thought of sledging my way home. The sledges themselves were the old wooden ones and proved very ***********trol. The road ...
... Honestly, not looking at the water probably would have
been easier. This was definitely a top 10 moment. Insane; completely
insane. So we all walked back and took the gondola down to the van and
went back to town. I dropped my stuff off at the hostel and went back to
find some food. Went to the same place I had the ostrich and they had a
pretty good special - mushroom soup, turkey and the swiss noodle
thingies with gravy, a salad and sorbet for 25 ...