Hotel Punta Margherita
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... a tourist destination and the town is
filled with tourists ooooing and aaaaahing and taking pictures of absolutely
everything. Watching tourists from all over the world is an experience all on
its own. Of course the town is dominated by the Matterhorn which towers over a
town filled with chalets, hotels, tourist shops and flowers. The Flowers are
absolutely everywhere and makes ...
... ht down for a 1000 meter
vertical descent. Eina. Sore knees and toes were in order and to round it all
off the path was full of stinging nettles and the temperature must have been
close to 30 degrees. Oh well, one has to do these things as well in order to
appreciate life to the full.
So at last, back to our “house on wheels” and off to our
camp where we washed away our aches and pains with a few cold ones and a Swiss “Boerie”
... with bright green sunglasses and leopard print shirts they called and chatted with everyone within their reach. One said that she had toured all of Germany and Switzerland solely on the subsistence of apple strudel.
As the afternoon wore on, we finished our wine and headed for the cog rail train that would take us up the mountain for our best views of the Matterhorn. We disembarked one stop shy of the top because Shar had seen ...
... br> village called Salvan. The building in these villages are original old and
typical Swiss chalet type. The roads are very narrow and all the buildings are
adorned with Geraniums and other flowers. Truly a very pretty sight.
From Salvan he began our descent which took us past an old
waterwheel driven mill that is still in action and then onto a very steep path
that has been paved with steps built out of the local rock. The path winds down
through a pine ...
Today was a rainy day in Zinal, a tiny ski town here in the Alps and almost to the Matterhorn. We hiked to the top of the Col de Sorbois and were able to intermittently see the glacier blue Lac de Moiry but we never got to see the grand ...