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Today was going to be relaxing, no excuses. We cycled into
Sion and caught a train up to the tourist center of Zermatt which is famous for
its amazing view of the Matterhorn.
The train trip was uneventful and we sat back like rich
people watching the scenery go by from air-conditioned comfort. One change of
train at Visp and two hours later we were in Zermatt.
Time to move again, so we packed up camp and left Martigny
for Sion whereafter finding parking at the station we caught a bus up the
mountain to visit the Pyramids De Euseigne. The bus dropped us in the town of
Euseigne and we walked back along the road to view the Pyramids.
The Pyramids are difficult to describe as they are really
one of the most unusual natural formations that I have ever seen. These
formations were formed when a glacier split into two ...
... the Matterhorn. We still had not really "seen" it. The other visitors came and went as the sun began to set and the possibility seemed to fade. There were only two more trains going back down at 7:00 and again at 8:00. There were only 5 of us left when the clouds finally moved away and the setting sun dropped behind the lowest clouds and allowed us to take some of the most spectacular photos of the entire trip so far. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did.
... Zinal. After a couple of hours of sitting on the mountain in the rain, we gave it up and went back down to the Hotel de La Poste and spent much of our time working on our photos. Even the ones you have seen before are better so here they are!
... have names for. Yum! It was wonderful sitting at the table by the window, staring up at the jagged peaks towering above us. Wow, talk about a view! We said goodbye to our fellow Haute Route hikers from the U.S, Karin, Kori,and Jamie and wished them happy travels.
Then we followed up on our discussion from yesterday, considering our options for the day and immediate future, kicking around the idea of changing up the way we are ...