Hotel La Val
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... jam and butter). We then checked out of our hotel and walked to the train station. Jumped on the train to Switzerland. Again the view out of the train window was amazing. Mike (Andy's school mate) and Jo ( his beautiful wife) picked us up from the station. We went to watch Joshua, Samuel and Emily practice their ski jumping in an indoor centre. They were amazing and so brave. Mike then took us to ...
... a nice dinner before heading back through weather as miserable as it was going up - will this ever end?
Got home about 23.15, wound down and hit the sack – at least I did, Nicole, Vadim and Joanne were trying to encourage Aidan to settle down - after checking for skin growing between our toes.
Mind you, the Alameda gang who live in sunshine all the time (poor things!) are quite enjoying the rain – maybe they can take it back with them.
... to Andermatt. So despite this being a rest day, our legs got quite a workout. But our butts have had a good rest. Except when I slipped over on the trek and landed quite heavily on my butt. Rhein route - Sea to source. Status: Complete! Woot! Distance ridden: 1391km Time taken: 19 days + 1 for the hike Rest days: 1.5 I'm a bit confused about Switzerland. Not only do they have their own currency, but they seem to have mixed together a combination of French ...
... living and there ahead of me is the motorway and railway.
It has taken me about 5 attempts to get over this pass and at long last I have finally found it clear of snow and open!!
As I headed down the last mile or so of the pass I passed through a few tunnels and then realized I know this place!! I must have been through these tunnels loads of times before hoping to get over the pass but always finding it blocked further up.
Down into the town of Wassen and onwards ...
... most of the trainings. It was also his birthday so we had some champagne to celebrate :)
On Sunday afternoon, we walked to a nice little lake (in our uniforms... you should have seen the looks on some people's faces ;-)) and the brave ones among us (Brian was part of them, of course, and I went, too :)) jumped in the cold water.
All in all, it was a great weekend and a great way to end my holidays - school started again the Monday after we got home.
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility