Swift passage through
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I was in that state of "zombie-phoria" again due to the less than appropriate amount of Zs being stacked last night.
I dawdled out of Balmers after all those good-byes and wandered through Interlakens shopping centre looking in the windows as I went.
There were some great carvings I would have loved to buy, and probably would have if I wasn't brassic. Even though I was half dopey I was very aware that I had to watch my Francs.
I decided some snaps of the carvings would have to do. I thought maybe I'd have a crack at putting a chisle to wood myself one day, after all I'm swiss somewhere deep down so I must have that ability. Trouble is I'd have to get me a nice set of blades and they are sure to be more pricey than the figures themselves.
On the boat I sat and let the picturesque landscapes play in front of me.
From boat to train and once again I was amazed at the precision of Swiss transport. I had heard that if a train runs any more than 2 minutes late there is some sort of an enquiry. There were not be any of those enquiries whilst I was there, everything was spot-on on time.
I got to Lucerne YHA mid-afternoon. I dumped everything on my bed and decided I'd go and have a wander around. I found the river and trudged along it's banks. An american woman, whose name I've forgotten, met and walked with me. It was a pleasant afternoon as we shared our travel tales. We got some dinner somewhere and returned to the hostel for the evening.
I think this was the first time I had met anyone and not swapped contact details. I'll have to say it's very unlike me as I love to meet new folk and stay in touch but I guess I was just too whacked to get organised. It had been a huge night last night and the lack of sleep had done me in.
I slept like a log and next morning we sat together at breakfast before I hit the trail again to Zurich. I'm sorry to say I didn't really see much of Lucerne, and I recall even less.