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... against the mountains. It was ridiculous but we eventually counted out the 6 second between each burst of lightning and thunder so we weren't too afraid. In the morning we headed through the Interlaken town looking for clothes to warm up a bit. We found nothing but a beanie for Dina as everything was too expensive and I chose the option to freeze. I also decided to wear shorts as I was not willing to accept that the summer was over. This place is ridiculous price wise, ...
... bit of the walk at a less frantic speed.
We did this last section in 40mins - a very impressive feat considering none of us are 20, one of us is 73 (!) and another has Fibromialgia (arthritis type synonyms).
Very happy to buy our tickets and munch on our (really yummy) sandwiches on the ride back to Grindelwald.
In all, it took us 5hrs to cover 6.5kms on this "2.5 hour trail".
I think even in summer without snow, water on the trail and soggy ground ...
... br> There are several ways of getting back down this mountain and so I decided
to go and investigate and work out which way was best.
My first plan was to have a go on the hi speed cable drag where one is
fitted into a sling and simply sent flying off the edge of the mountain and hung
from one single cable. However after standing there watching others screaming as
they fly off the cliff edge I chickened out and decided to give it a
... on the train for about 41/2 hours. We had lunch on there and that was quite nice. The tour director fed us biscuits for morning tea. We got off the train and hopped onto the bus and drove via the Schollen Gorge. The scenery was great, I actually stayed awake for most of it, the others all agreed it was probably the best alps crossing we have done. We stopped off on the side of the road ...
... checkers on the trains generally barely glance at our railpasses, and we have never had to show our passports to actually prove they are ours, but we had problems on the Interlaken to Spiez train. At only 20min, it was the shortest train ride yet, but the ticket lady looked at our railpasses for awhile, then said "One minute" and took them to the front of the train. The train was in the act of stopping as she walked away and we needed to get off. We ran her down and told her we ...