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Enough resting, time to hurt ourselves a bit more. We caught a bus down to Samedan from where we caught a train laden with Japanese tourists to a small station called Spinas. From Spinas the line enters a tunnel which emerges at Preda, we decided that using the train is far too simple and so we set out to walk to Preda over the top of the mountain.
The trail started fairly comfortably, but this was obviously a trap as we soon ...
... I was pleased to find that Jan was ready for us and had set up a screen in the lounge, so with cold beer in hand and junk food to munch on we proceeded to watch the Boks get a hiding from Argentina via Live Screening on the internet.
Jan enjoyed the match but I must say I was disappointed with the ...
... eventually arriving at Madulain where we were supposed to catch the train. On arrival we discovered that the train was going to take another hour before arrival, so decided to walk the two kilometers back to La Punt where we treated ourselves to an ice cream before boarding the bus back to Silvaplana.
In the evening Stef and Jan joined us for supper which consisted of chicken and salad.
After a good breakfast we set off back into the mountains of the Engadin Valley. The trip as always was very scenic and we arrived to a packed campsite since the European School holidays are now in full swing.
After driving around the whole campsite we eventually managed to squeeze into what must have been the last available ...
... mountain. The ride was complicated still further by the plethora of bicyclists (a good reason to avoid the Alps during August holiday.) Stopping first at Umbrial Pass a short distance away, we finally arrived at the village of Stelvio at the summit, a frentic collection of food vendors, shops, hotels, and ski lifts taking hikers to the higher elevations. The congestion added to the carnival atmosphere and the locales charm. Dave & Janet choose to return back down ...