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... wagon trot along the road (had to stop on my bike to snap a photo) and lots of lovely houses in the Swiss style of 3 or 4 levels with tiny wooden shingles (I wonder if they apply them in big sheets or have to line them up manually one at a time) and with a barn right next door!
I stopped on the way back by a river to have my meagre lunch of baked beans (I had a big breakfast!) and apples, did a pee under the bridge out of sight (I hope!) and headed on my way!
... berg = mountain) with the sun on our backs, then we took the cable-car up to the summit and had a bit of a walk in the freshly-chilled autumn air - this is Heidi country and I could feel it all around - the sound of the cow bells (used to keep track of the cows when they're grazing near the forest or on the hills) is such a trademark of this area - and the sight of shops that sell cowbells!! Ever so cute!!
Saturday night was ...
... felt different. Cappuccino for me and an Appenzeller Bier for my cousin hit the spot. <i>"At 2,502.9 metres above sea level, Säntis is the highest mountain in the Alpstein mass of northeastern Switzerland. It is also the culminating point of the whole Appenzell Alps, between Lake Walenstadt and Lake Constance.'</i> Status update: my Swiss German has not improved. ...
... the how-the-world-works nerd.
Sometimes, the bike routes take off from a perfectly flat and nice path, just to lead you about 85 degrees upwards until you have to strip to a mankini in 10°C and you're constantly asking "why??"
It's because of the view, stupid! The view down from the hill near Walensee was absolutely stunning. And going up cost a lot of calories too, ...
... the growl of a nice V-2 bike. Probably a Harley. As the guy flew past, I gave him a "Yeehaa" and he took off like only a Harley in a tunnel can. About 500 m straight of pure full-throttle harley-in-a-tunnel bliss that makes your ears tingle and breaks the smallest kidney stones, provided you have some.
I think Stef just heard a loud motorcycle.
But she probably could've told me it was a V-2 if ...