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... the time we got to baggage to get our bag it was alone and an announcement was broadcast that unclaimed bags would be destroyed. By the time we leave there is the longest line-up to get train tickets. The ticket seller is particularly unhelpful. Actually all the train personnel were decidedly unwilling to help. Result we end up on the wrong train and need to travel by ...
... 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 ...
... about missing connections. Then we come to our next connection- no train!! A bus driver signals for us to get in the bus - remember not a lot of English. Can only guess that train was broken or late or doesn't run this late in the season. We make it to the Express which is waiting for us I guess because it left late. Whew made it! Actually the express was a disappointment because the scenery was very familiar like much of BC ...
... into the lift it somehow reminds me of being back on the
London Underground during rush hour.
Finally up at the top point and I head out the revolving door into the cold
to join the other few hundred or so people out here. Unlike the last time i was
here the weather is great and just right for photography.
Being summer its nowhere near as white out here as it was in May. Looking
down onto the massive ice shelf below there are loads of people out waling on ...
... yet another train down the rest of the mountain. Back to Interlakin Ost, then change trains again to go to Interlakin West near our hotel.
I have to tell you what we saw today and it will probably be a once off !! I had my head down vibe ring on my phone, I had Suzanne and Susie chatting with me and Kim said, hey there's a helicopter. I took a little look and saw a yellow helicopter in the valley below where we were. I guess I assumed someone had a helicopter charter and ...