Just for a change of pace today, we woke up to clouds blanketing the village and the valley. By blanketing, I mean you couldn’t see a thing. I got up at 6. I looked out the window and immediately scratched the idea of my big hike today in the Sausstal. Ellen got up, looked out the window, and said, I’m going back to bed.
And so we hung out until 9 and decided to go up to Bietenlueke, a mountain pass. Ellen wanted to see about getting to the top and decided against it, given the weather. But, despite the weather, there were definite highlights.
Highlight number one: friendly cows.
Highlight number three – Chamoix. But seriously, this was a big deal. They are elusive and in all they years I have come here, I have only seen three. Happily, I was able to zoom in and capture this one far off in the distance.
On the way back down, he looked back up on the ridge where we had been, and saw what seemed like an endless stream of the animals coming down from one ridge and walking along to the next. Really a stunning view – but too far away to capture with my camera. However, I did capture shots at the top of the ridge.
And then we came back down, which wasn’t nearly as scary as we thought it might be, given how slippery it was on the way up. I was surprised how quick the hike went: just over 5 hours up and back.
So the rest of the day seems rather mundane: I had a nap, Julie shopped for groceries, and Elllen went to the sports centre for a swim. She is superwoman and that’s all there is to it. And this is our last night in Muerren. We are off to Grindelwald tomorrow for two nights. I’ve loved this apartment and will almost be a bit sad to leave. But more adventures await.
On this, our last hike here, I took two (appropriate?) photos. – the girls relaxing and a bird’s eye view of the village.