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... such a problem except it is rush hour . Who knew how many people could push their way into the subway car and doors still close. Imagine even more people cram in at the next stops and then the struggle of leaving with suitcases! AND it is pouring rain. Alas this isn't Switzerland! But we did have a good dinner at the Norfolk Arms (which we first visited with Peter and Pat ...
... we leave the protective bubble of the car, it is very cold with winds and sleet/rain. We are at the feet of Matterhorn but it is shrouded in cloud. Below us is a magnificent valley with glaciers and terminal moraine. As we walk the rain and winds abait the clouds lift to give a glimpse of the Matterhorn. It is a beautiful walk the snowy peaks and glaciers, the rock and lichen and once we reach the tree line the larch are ...
... bridges are not really visible from the train. We also were not travelling the most dramatic section. Zermatt is much like Whistler with many shops selling winter clothing, ski equipment and souvenirs that is until you venture outside the centre. Then you find the traditional buildings, farms with long haired goats in various versions of black and white. The Alps are awesome, you need a whole new vocabulary for the beauty of this ...
... the way up through this long tunnel and that is the two viewing
areas at the crossing points where trains going up pass downward bound
These viewing areas are long tunnels cut into the mountain and have large
glass panels across them to allow people to see the glaciers etc.
Photos taken its back on board and we continue our journey to the
As I have been up here on a number of occasions before I know the area
quite well but today I ...
... the views we hoped for we will have snow and be able to say we saw it in Switzerland.
We catch 4 different trains to get there and it takes abut 2.5 hours. We will go up through Grindelwald on the way there and on the way back we go in a different direction through Lauterbrunnen where we have been told about two must see stop offs.
The first one is Trummelbach Falls, amazing waterfalls we have been told and then the second one is not far away, a little town up the ...