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Moving on - the buzz through Switzerland

FRANCE | Friday, 4 July 2008 | Views [595]

Off again on our adventures - we once more battled with the elements when the time came to strike the camp; I don't think that that many tents (13 plus a single & two cook's tents) have ever been erected in such a short period of time - and I do mean ever!!  Ten minutes from unloading the coach to final tent up - we beat the rain by milli-seconds.  Unfortunately Em-J and I had to deal with a leaking tent though.  We did sort it out in the end; but let's just put it this way, camping in thunderstorms is no fun...

Snowball fights in 30° sunshine, however, are great fun!!!  We drove (or rather FearlessF our coach driver drove) over the St Gotthard Pass (I think)through the Swiss Alps to get to Luzern; we stopped for photos of the amazing views and much to our delight it was next to an old snow bank that hadn't melted although its summer time!  Minging grey snow aside - snowball fight ho! Yayz!!!  ^_^

Ok- next we wandered through Luzern; saw more old buildings (*groan* They haunt my dreams...) and a cool lion memorial for the soliders that died in the French Revolution; also an old wooden bridge that spans Lake Luzern.  We (being Em-J, LilLu, KatyKat and I) ate good cake at a cute café called 'Hug', had awesome gelato (naturally), and munched down excellent cheese, cherries and crackers.  Yumo!

Of course- can't forget the Lindt chocolate...  Melted choccy - mmmmm..

A little on the town itself: wandering around the city we see lake water icy & blue; distant mountains purple & craggy- Switzerland is a world of its own.  Distant, locked in its own little bubble I feel it is detached in a pristine sort of way.  One might imagine it in the far-off future, tucked away: a hidden paradise with a sinister twist.  Once you get in, you can never get out...

But that's just how I found it!  Other parts are well cool. The cows are certainly friendly enough (I got to pat one & it licked my hand); and the scenery is magnificent beyond all words - it truely reflects the beauty of an amazing Creator.

*sings*

I'm so high/

I can hear heaven/

I'm so high/

I can hear heaven/

..... 

We are now in France but I will update more on that later.

Guten Tagge;  b.

  

 

Tags: alps, snowfights, switzerland, thunderstorm

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