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... br> After cleaning up and we headed off looking for that nights parking spot.
To tell the truth I can't even remember Plunds where we ended up, I'm sure when I check out the photos it had some highlight but who knows. All I can tell you is we are now in Austria.
You can't even see the border demarkation line, all you can tell is the price of diesel changes.
Oh now ...
... back through the tunnel we were on our
way. Then we must have driven through another 8-10 tunnels, some as long as
6kms and some of the older ones really dark (I now know what it feels like to
be a mole) but the final few were light & airy modern ones. They do get you
through the mountains a lot quicker but I wonder what we missed seeing?
Apparantly one day each year the Stelvio Pass is closed to
... trail as she identified all of the colorful little plants that had just sprouted up. There were still patches of snow around. The lakes and villages in this area are all so picturesque and the water was a rich turquoise (even more so when the sun was out). At one point I could hear what sounded like low-pitched wind chimes in the distance and looked around just to realize it was a heard of grazing cows across the valley, all wearing their bells on the neck since they ...
... 8217;s case, a pillion).
We started up the mountain and were soon gaining a better understanding of why this pass is so well known. What starts out as sweeping curves soon turns into sharper corners and then to challenging switchbacks. As we rode higher, the corners became sharper ad the snow drifts became higher. The views of the road back down the mountain looked like someone had ...
... is on) until we reached Brunnen where we noticed many bikers stopped. We used this as an indication of a good spot to stop for morning tea. After coffee, a walk around town and sending a couple of postcards, it was back on the bike. We decide to head for Luzern for lunch. Chris had been there before but not since 1984 so memories had dimmed with time.
We try to avoid large cities on these trips, but Luzern was a pleasant surprise – yes ...
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking