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... stop. Now I was onto one of the flatter bits of the run and the train was catching me up and could take a more direct line to the next station. I turned onto the Lauberhorn down hill course for a short way and could pick up speed again and I managed to carry this speed into the next slow section. I had to pole into the next station, losing all my speed in the slow track, but I was still ahead of the train. Now it was onto the last stretch of open run ...
... other guests were informed to eat from both buffet's which made for a
lot of confusion. They were treating us like school kids and as would be
expected there were a number of complaints.
Dinner over and it was time to relax. Tomorrow is a free day and a few of
us have plans to head for Grindlewald and explore some of the mountain railways
in the area. As we have rover tickets means we can simply hop on and off trains
wherever we want.
And that's it for today. ...
... Wyatt (he calls it his "beer") kept the little ones happy. Meanwhile, the hikers were not as impressed as yesterday's bike riding. They came back soaked and cold from a glacier walk in the rain. Yeah for choosing to stay back with the kids!
This was followed by a gondola ride plus a bus ride (Amelia was in a coma on the bus) then a train home. Now off to dinner and early to bed. ...
... change again and the climb really begins to get steep.
I am impressed at how steep these trains can climb, and how they use the cog gear system to drive the train.
Well the views are pretty stunning at Jungfraujoch. You can see the Eiger, Monch, Jungfrau peaks plus more. At the very top there is a viewing platform. Just below is a restaurant, further down you can walk out onto a small plateau to experience the snow. Inside the mountain there is ...
... and stalactites ... but wait ... Over the next 30 mins or so, you are subjected to some amazing visual artwork and sculptures, which would not be out of place in the best art galleries across the World ... although these are natural, and made of ice. Masses of ice sit glistening in the light ... one a massive 30m high; others (50, 60, 70 x 30cm long), which looks like a prison made to house Superman or General Zod! Ice hangs from the ceiling, covers the walls and floors and in ...