Monthly Archives: August 2018

Via Alpina – stage 12

This is a photo of the most beautiful alpine lake in Switzerland. Truly. I’m not joking about this. Go ahead – look it up online. It’s called Oeschinensee. And this was my view of it. If there hadn’t been a … Continue reading

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Via Alpina – stage 11

This was the gorgeous mountain view shortly after leaving Murren yesterday morning. And then – these other brilliant views: Misty and foggy and even a touch chilly. However, the show – or the hike – must go on, so up … Continue reading

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Via Alpina – rest day

What a strange day it has been. Me – with no plan, no to-do list, no destination… Me just hanging around. I know, weird. So, of course it was bound to be strange. Honestly, if my reasonable mind (I do … Continue reading

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Via Alpina – stage 10

And so I set off from the heart of Grindelwald at 7.30 am. According to the guide, this is an easy, straightforward stage. It said it should take about 6.5 hours – just shy of 1200 metres elevation and under … Continue reading

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Via Alpina – stage 9

I’ll explain the photo first: these are the Reichenbach Falls, made famous by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle because this is where Sherlock Holmes and his archenemy Moriarty fell to their deaths. The village of Meiringen, very close to the falls, … Continue reading

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Via Alpina – stages 7 and 8

First – I know I did not post yesterday but I have an excellent excuse. I was somewhere so damn high up that it snowed(!) and when you’re staying in a hostel/hut/auberge that remote, the chances of internet are pretty … Continue reading

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Via Alpina – stage 6

This is pretty much what the start looked like today: cloudy, wet, wild and forbidding. I’ve got to go over that pass that you can’t even see. A bit daunting. But I plowed on. Despite the clouds and weather, the … Continue reading

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