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... s no spring chicken anymore and we're probably pushing her limits nearly everyday.
The scenery in this section was worth the effort though with lots of snow around and pretty alpine flowers pushing through the ground and snow. Most flowers have little to no leaf foliage so as you walk all you see are brightly coloured flowers everywhere against the soggy brown grass.
We don't know hardly any of the names, but we saw yellow buttercups, bright purple bell shaped ...
... and friendly and supportive staff, plus Wengen itself with no vehicular access is a very relaxing village. I knew Grindelwald, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Switzerland would be quite different.
It's a pretty easy transfer, a train from Wengen (1,274 m) up to Kleine Scheidegg (2,061 m), change trains for one heading down the mountain to Grindelwald (1,034 m).
My fears about tourist numbers were confirmed as I ...
... barn where a large 500 liter pot of liquid cheese was rotating over a wood stoked fire. The rotator and the lights are the only electricity they have from a solar source. You can forget a hair dryer. The extreme temperature has to stay for at least a half an hour. They pull the pot off the fire and use the hot coals to dump in their wood burning stove to use for their dinner preparation. Nothing is wasted. The man then dips a large scoop ...
... walking babe, there's another one coming!!" Well, that's my lighthearted version! He was telling us we must keep walking, because although they were working just to one side, it is not wise to have a picnic in an avalanche area!
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