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... out of window boxes and painted shutters added to the cute town atmosphere. At the bottom of the ramparts was a neat old clock mechanism from 1816.
The main street had lots of bakeries and we stopped off at one to pick up a “Nidlechueche”, a specialty of the region, which is a sweet, doughy cream tart. It was a very dense cake that we enjoyed with several cups of tea over the next few days. ...
After a hot cuppa and a quick wander about it was time to head back down the mountain and get on my bike once again and head for the hills.
My first port of call was to head for Montreux on the west shore of Lake Leman in Switzerland but not before I head over a few more passes.
The road to Switzerland was great and went over a number of small passes and finally down a grand pass into the town of Martigny.
After that it ...
... were dozens of them clustered around one another. I couldn't see past the mountains...there were only more mountains. Anne told me that on a clear day I would have been surprised at how far the mountains fold behind one another. She says that when the clouds part you are only provided with a view of more pointy mountains as far as the eye can see.
As we slowly crept towards the base of the Neiderhorn on the boat we passed by a famous mountain called The Pyramid. ...
So, that's it. I am back home. No big stories anymore. Though, the last week in the States was a blast! Staying with Dean was an incredible experience. It was a wonderful life, checking out breakfast places, look around the neighborhood, play basketball, go to the pool, ride along the beach, every night a different restaurant, baseball game, sailing, all types of concerts and not to forget, the people.
... fountain) outside the Munster and to continue my walk.
One of the last things I saw was the Bundeshaus, the parliament building with its identifiable green domed roof and the fountains dancing out in front of the 'platz'. By now I needed to start heading back to the Bahnhof because if I returned to Luzern by 5:00 pm, I could joing my Dad and his business people who were going on a boatride back to Weggis and then to a 'goat farm' for ...