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... and soaked in the peace of the forest. Then had a lovely soak in the bath when I got home - truly bliss!
The next day, I spent the afternoon on Yves' bike, cycling around the countryside. Yves gave me a couple of cycle routes and I managed to do them both at a very leisurely pace, stopping all the time to take photos and talk to the animals - I know, that was weird!! Everything so orderly, clean and tiday - are you sick of me saying that yet??!! I just ...
... some English is spoken in Zurich, but less in St Gallen and even less in Wittenbach, where Yves and Jake live.
In the morning, and over the weekend, I got to see how gorgeous Switzerland is - so pretty, so colourful (after the brick of England and stone of Scotland), so clean!! so tidy and so relaxed! It just doesn't feel like a stress-inducing place to live - things tick along very nicely - the church bells ring in time to the clock ...
... felt different. Cappuccino for me and an Appenzeller Bier for my cousin hit the spot. <i>"At 2,502.9 metres above sea level, Säntis is the highest mountain in the Alpstein mass of northeastern Switzerland. It is also the culminating point of the whole Appenzell Alps, between Lake Walenstadt and Lake Constance.'</i> Status update: my Swiss German has not improved. ...
... the how-the-world-works nerd.
Sometimes, the bike routes take off from a perfectly flat and nice path, just to lead you about 85 degrees upwards until you have to strip to a mankini in 10°C and you're constantly asking "why??"
It's because of the view, stupid! The view down from the hill near Walensee was absolutely stunning. And going up cost a lot of calories too, ...
... the growl of a nice V-2 bike. Probably a Harley. As the guy flew past, I gave him a "Yeehaa" and he took off like only a Harley in a tunnel can. About 500 m straight of pure full-throttle harley-in-a-tunnel bliss that makes your ears tingle and breaks the smallest kidney stones, provided you have some.
I think Stef just heard a loud motorcycle.
But she probably could've told me it was a V-2 if ...