Monthly Archives: July 2014

Blissfully happy in Switzerland

There. If that isn’t the picture of perfect happiness, I don’t know what is. Of course, this was taken at the top of Sefinenfurgge, a mountain pass at 2612 metres. So that was an elevation gain today of slightly more … Continue reading

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A brief break in the rain

I didn’t get out until 4 pm. And, quite frankly, I was beginning to feel like a slug. But I had three hours of no rain. Hiked like mad. Sweated. Got out of breath. Got back as the first drops … Continue reading

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Another foggy/rainy day

It’s getting on for 11 am. I’ve been awake since 6.30. And I’m still sitting in the lobby playing around on Facebook, reading news online, and, most of all, agonizing over the choice of two hotels in the Engadine (Graubunden, … Continue reading

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Hiking in the clouds

Oh sure, it may have rained pretty much all morning – and cold, heck, it was cold! But after lunch, it appeared to have cleared up, so off I went. I headed in my usual rainy/cloudy day direction:toward the Saustal. … Continue reading

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Rain in Murren

Pouring rain all night. In truth, I find all sorts of things amusing today: the fact that I washed my socks two days ago and they just will NOT dry. Of course, my boots are wet too, so I took … Continue reading

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Epic hike to Oberhornsee

I don’t even know where to begin. Diving right in at the deep end, I may as well say that the hike and the destination in particular were the most beautiful I have yet experienced no, really. This is not … Continue reading

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Chocolate

So there I was, changing trains in Bern. I had 30 minutes: just time enough to buy my supplementary ticket from Interlaken Ost to Murren and to grab a sandwich at one of the fabulous sandwich shops in the station. … Continue reading

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Murren

Every place else was just an appetizer. Murren is the main course. This is the place of my heart and soul. This is the place I feel at home. It just feels so right to be here – even in … Continue reading

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Feldkirch

Before I write anything at all about the day, I’d better first explain that the photo is looking down at the town through one of the battlement windows of the Schattenburg, a castle built in 1200 and something. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Tired, footsore and deliriously happy in Hippach

Where do I even begin? Well, I could start with the unsurprising revelation that I am happy, content, at peace and in utter heaven when I am wandering through high alpine meadows. It’s simply my natural m├ętier. I was born … Continue reading

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