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Even though we were sad to leave Grindelwald, we all really like the peaceful atmosphere here (and everyone is enjoying having their own space and bathroom again).
They do have a slightly alarming pictograph in their spa / sauna area though! (see photos).
A slightly earlier night tonight (ie 11pm instead of well after midnight like usual) as we have to get up super early tomorrow for Bev's secret birthday surprise.
Goodnight Captain Secret ...
... until we rounded the corner and found the track turned to more of a mountain goat path, and that this also died off to a section where a rope had been mounted to assist in abseiling the relatively sheer and icy path for about 15 meters. We followed another couple down, and I know that Emma and I were a little bit apprehensive, but I also saw that they were both shaking - so we both felt a little reassured we weren't just *******!
We kept moving a bit quicker now the trail ...
... started to thin out and move on leaving us with an amazingly clear view for the entire journey down. After being strapped into the seat we were asked by the operator whether we were ready, both Meghann and I let out a ‘No’ to which he replied ‘Ok Good-bye’ in a complete monotone voice pressing the launch button sending us out over the edge. The zipline was incredible, it felt like I was an eagle soaring through the alps. It was nowhere near as scary as what ...
... their way through the lush grass. It was fantastic. On our way again, we passed the border from France into Switzerland and stopped in a town called St Cergue. We popped into the local shop to buy some water and the boys enjoyed looking at the many Swiss cow souvenirs and we managed to walk out still with only water. As we left the town we watched 3 sheep running down the road being guided by a young man, it seemed they were not meant to be there. We also watched ...
... was in high spirits and looking forward to the final drive to
Paris. First of all there is the rest of Switzerland, with Franco Lupi and his
friends in the Swiss Automobile club intent on making sure the pressure is
maintained. Our next stop is the medieval town of Troyes in France… south of
Paris. There is a terrific atmosphere within the event this evening, and Troyes
promises to be turned into one big ...