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... 5km tunnel and emerged at Lake Maggoori before entering Italy a second and last time. We stopped for a late lunch at Ill Crotto del Lago on Lake Lugano for lunch. A real find! We then carried on to Occussio finally locating our quaint third floor cottage with a beautiful view of Lake Como from our balcony. We got hot and sweaty doing reconnaissance and donned our bathers for the first time on this trip and cooled of in the lake.......glorious respite from the ...
... Scheidegg the line
starts to climb immediately and is extremely steep. Looking upwards at the great
mountains above one simply just cannot take in how they could have ever built
such a railway.
As we rapidly gain height Kleine Scheidegg is getting smaller and smaller
in the distance. We can see other towns such as Lauterbrunnen way down in the
valley which simply look more like tiny model railway buildings.
Soon we arrive at the station ...
... and alpine meadows is so lovely.
The Lauterbrunnen Valley where we are staying is known as the Valley of 72 Waterfalls. This afternoon we walked to the UNESCO World Heritage Trummelbach Falls (they are only about 400 m from where we are staying) which are really amazing, because they are subterranean, YES they are INSIDE the mountain! They are a series of 10 cascades that carry the melt water from ...
... in the end, they placed a very large cross at the tongue of the glacier and then carried out church processions to the glacier. Slowly the glacier retreated!
We were up there no more than fifteen minutes, which is not long but it was long enough for it to start snowing lightly. Not far away, the clouds were grey and plentiful and moving ever nearer...
The workers looked pleased to see us turn to head down......the snow, though still ...
... views were indeed fantastic, but it was by far the longest and steepest trail I had taken to date. Eventually I learned that the red/white markings on the trail, the same I had seen on the route to Chilchbalm, meant that they were among the most difficult trails...a fact my guide book, claiming the route was easy, did not point out. But taking my time I eventually made it to the top, where I rewarded myself with a pizza from the Mountain Hostel. That ...