Thursday, June 23, 2016

THOUGHTS WHILE TRAVELING--UPS AND DOWNS

Last full day in Switzerland,  SIGH, but we plan to make the most of it!  




The sky is once again spitting, but not to be deterred, we start out on the loop trail which will take us down in the valley.  My excitement over going "DOWN" into the valley is short lived once I realize there is a lot of up in the going down.


The first stop of the day will be Chilchbalm Falls---passing directly by Cathedral Mountain.



You might be wondering how we stay on the trail--they are marked by brightly painted signs on the rocks along the way.


The sights are always worth the effort-


The clouds begin to drop visibility and we hurry off down to the valley.


We hike all the way to Stechleberg deep in the valley and catch the bus back to Lauterbrennen.  We are becoming old hands at the bus-cable car rides.

After a cool afternoon drink, we catch another bus to Trammel-Bach Falls.  The melt off of ten glaciers runs through the middle of a mountain--deep in the Alps.  It is amazing to think how this happened -all beginning with a trickle of water ages ago through a crack in the rocks.



Tons of water pass through this mountain and fall into the mountain river--all rapidly making its way to the sea.

Another bus and cable car ride back to Mureen for dinner where we learn the sad news of Sandra's mother's passing.  A day filled with ups and downs.

Our view at dinner--Eiger--one of the great peaks of the world.

Always thankful for good friends to share the peaks and valleys of life.

Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain.
Isaiah 40:4


4 comments:

  1. Isn't nature just wonderful. A trickle of water ages ago through the rocks turns into a waterfall and a river. It's amazing how things happen naturally over the years. Like all the rock paintings showing you the way to go. I wonder how that happened. Different color vegetation leaving its mark on the rocks, maybe.

    God bless.

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    1. And to leave wood benches along the trails, Victor, is truly generous of her😝
      Blessings!

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  2. Awww...I am so sorry about Sandra's mother...how sad...

    Beautiful photos Lulu...I have thoroughly enjoyed your vacation, it is like I am there and not wanting it to end, smiles. Have a beautiful day friend.

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    1. More stories to come- the fat lady has not even made her entrance to sing yet !😃
      Blessings, My Friend!

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