November 25th, 2007 – by: Sweetski
Lost for words...
Sunday, the day before our last here. It is worthy of its name for the sun is
shining brightly now. All those promises I’ve heard made about the view are
true. Every superlative I can think of isn’t enough to describe the stunning
panorama. After being in the mist for four days, I was so enthusiastic with the
view I completely went overboard taking pictures of it. As soon as the sun
comes out, the air warms up nicely. It makes me remember all those wonderful
ski vacations I have had. It’s funny how it can be 36 degrees Celsius against
the wooden chalets and freezing at least 10 degrees only a few meters away from
it. The weather today reminded me of that; crystal clear sky with dry thin
freezing air, while your body is being heated by the sun. Lovely! Of course, we
went out to hike a bit, walk around the town and up and down the mountain.
Because I rarely leave home without my camera, you can see the pictures below J The weather stayed
nice all day long.
In the evening we went out for a crepe. That is a very thin
pancake topped with sweet or hearty garnish. We went by car and while we were
walking from the carpark towards the restaurant (le Creperie), we were treated
to a phenomenal sunset.
Stunning, is all I can say
On our way back to the chalet, I got the scare of a lifetime. Driving in Switzerland is done as in the
rest of continental Europe on the right side of the
road. But whilst driving, suddenly three headlights appeared straight ahead in
front of me. Turns out, in this town there is a slow train that potters along
from village to village. For reasons I do not understand it apperently drives
on the left side. Any on coming traffic has to shift a lane to the left, to let
it pass. Luckily, there was no traffic coming our way or we would have had a