Le Grand Bellevue
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... all excellent.
Next we drove to the city of Thun to have a quick look at the outside of another castle - Schloss Thun. This was another impressive mountain top castle but we decided one castle was enough per day and to try and make it over to Broc to visit the Callier chocolate factory instead.
The drive to Broc was via an extremely winding and narrow road over a mountain pass. The views were outstanding but I don't think Bev was overly keen on the ...
... to get some walking done while the sun was up, and got aboard the Cable car up to Birg, about 1000m above Murren, but only 6 minutes on a cable car. As soon as the journey started the Bond music also started (which I thought was tacky, but looking back makes sense!), all based on a renewed tourism push for the Schilthorn and Murren area where "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" was shot in 1969 and starred George Lazenby, who I think is the only Aussie Bond!
We disembarked at ...
... to there and that there is time for people to enjoy life rather than see it simply rush past at a million miles an hour.
Following the main street we eventually came across the gondola that would take us up to Grindelwald first. The only way to describe the gondola ride to the top is ‘Swiss perfection’. The sun was out with no clouds about, at least until we were almost at the peak, we floated over brilliantly bright green grass and pine trees, typical Swiss ...
... black cave-like tunnel at the waterfalls. That night was pure magic. And then there was Jungfrau - 'Top of Europe' - some 4000+ metres or 13,000+ ft (rough math from memory here, forgive me) - tallest in Europe says it all. At first we balked at the price... train tickets were 150Euro each. But then on our last day, with clear skies and total flexibility, we pulled the trigger and caught a train ...
... black 1939 Cadillac La Salle, car 33, cooked the brakes
on a mountain descent, and they were not alone… Rhys Timms and James Stone in
the big 1936 MG SA also had issues with no brakes, overheating causes failure of
the oil-seals. Andy Actman driving one of the sweep-vehicles reckons it was just
“routine problems” and welding up a hub and coming across cars with no brakes
was just a typical ...