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... br> and just as we stop another is leaving with a steam loco as its motive
Hell, I thought, had we just been 5 minutes earlier we could have been
aboard that steam train.
With both trains missed by minutes meant we would have to wait for 25
minutes until the next train was due. We spent the time wandering around the
shops and by the time we returned to the station our historic electric train had
This train consisted of two ...
... that I had already been considering detouring off the Swiss cycle routes that day to stay at one of the campsites in Grindelwald, in an attempt to escape the suppressing clouds and lack of views. My logic was based on the previous morning at the campsite in Sorens, waking at 1000m up to mountain views whilst all the thick cloud was below me in the valley, seeing as Grindelwald was also over 1000m above sea level.
... mountain chalets, dark brown complete with boxes of bright red geraniums beneath each of the windows, wooden shutters opened to each side, long wooden balconies stretching across the front of the house on each floor and a carefully stacked pile of neatly chopped firewood ready for winter.. The pastures are all mown - hard to believe, but from our campsite, we have watched the farmers mow the fields with a push mower, then carefully rake the cut grass into ...
... hopefully experience some via ferrata. Unfortunately today and tomorrow are the worst days for rain this week and my plans literally were washed away. The weather was bad enough to close the cable car I had planned to take up the mountain, and cover the Grindelwald via ferratas in snow! I decided instead to walk from the valley up the cable car route (only at the bottom of a mountain - boring) and other than getting completely drenched it was quite ...
... all our warm clothes on, bought our tickets, boarded the 3.35pm train to Grindelwald, ascended to approximately 1000m and disembarked at what looked like a winter wonderland. I have never seen anything like this and it was definately becoming one of my most exciting parts of the trip. Now we may not have been 100% prepared for this weather but my $39 snow boots from Aldi were certainly doing the trick. We treked up the hill towards our hotel trying ...