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Our last day in our temporary home. We had planned this day to go to Interlaken and use the Laundromat to get everything washed & dried before the cruise. There was no Laundromat in Brienz & we had decided the added charge of 70 Swiss Francs ( roughly $100 AUD) for the use of a washer & dryer in the apartment was just too much.
We found out why he charges so much, because he can There were only ...
... lightning flashes to the left and to the right, we keep going.
Two storm fronts are on either side of the highway with a narrow window of blue sky that mirrors the road, we follow it. Lighting continues and now we can hear the thunder through our helmets and it is getting darker and colder.
It starts to rain, big heavy hard drops, wait a moment that's not rain it's hail. We push on. The storm does not last that long but now the rain has settled in and ...
... br> 1990s are oil fired and about the most efficient machines on the planet.
Unlike the old steam locos which take about 4 - 6 hours to get ready for
duty these wonderful new machines can be ready within 15 minutes from cold.
Steam locos are of course often seen as dirty machines with black dirty
exhausts but these magnificent fuel efficient machines give out next to no
exhaust and are far more friendly to the atmosphere than any diesel locomotive
... Brauerei, situated on the banks of the Reuss, where we spent hours enjoying the sunshine, people watching, and the brewery's own wheat beers. From our table we had a good view of the famous landmark, the Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücker), a 14th century wooden bridge and of the Jesuitenkirch on the opposite bank of the ...
... carriages did not have any luggage storage racks and we had four cases that were too large for the overhead racks. We ended up storing them at the end of the carriage, just next to our compartment and all was well. This would put me off business class next time and we would just stick to first class where they had large luggage racks in the carriages.
Apart from the minor luggage inconvenience, the journey ...