. Totally wreaked and was way too much cheese for my liking but Trav thought it was alright. Take a look at the pic! And it was then time... time to make our way to the top of an Alp! We took a cable car from Col du Pillon up to the external snow on the Glacier 3000 (3000m above sea level). One cable car got us half way but then we had to take another cable car to get us to the top. Both Trav and I don’t like heights so we were a little anxious at first. But the cable ride was over in 10mintues and it was quite a peaceful and smooth ride. Hey if that 3 year old kid can do it, so can we! We saw a spectacular view of Jungfrau, Matterhorn and Mont Blanc Alpine Peaks. The view was just breathtaking and we were quite surprised to how out of breath we were being in that altitude. There was snow on the top – apparently there is snow all year round but it wasn’t cold. About 15 degrees. But this time of year is more for mountain hiking. Other peaks are open for skiing and snow activities.
And get this....at the top they had an Alpine Coaster – the worlds highest bobsleigh track! We had to give that a go! You can get up to about 54km per hour. It was a lot of fun and I screamed....just a little bit. But no wee came out so all good. We grabbed a hot chocolate, or in Trav’s case a coke, at the top of the Alpine and sat at their outside restaurant. You can spend so much time there, taking it all in and cloud gazing. So many shapes and animals can be made out of the clouds! When we were leaving Glacier 3000 we heard cow bells. Unsure why the cows wear the bells but its another sure sign that we are in Switzerland!
It was starting to get later into the afternoon so we thought we’d make tracks – we like to check into a campsite before 8pm
. The country towns in Switzerland are just beautiful – so much green lawns and trees with so much colourful flowers. And the houses here are so cool! I want one! But I’m thinking a Swiss house would look a tad out of place in Adelaide. It was so relaxing driving through the country roads.
We found a campsite at Krattigen with Alps around us and the view of the Lake Thun. First thing first....sit back and enjoy a Swiss Beer.... or in my case a nice Rose. We had it at the bar. Gotta love caravan parks when they have a bar/restaurant! They served my Rose with a small glass and the Rose in a small jug. Different but cute. And they were quite proud that their swiss beer was nice and cold. Can’t have beer any other way! They also had free Wi-Fi so drinking that Beer and Rose with free Wi-Fi while the sun came down was so gratifying!
Went for a dip in their "Natural Pool". I was like “what is a natural pool?!” It was like a massive fish pond but with no fish and it was clean! No salt or chlorine added. It took me about 20 minutes just to get my shoulders under the water. But it was refreshing. Facilities are nice at this campsite. Very open to the outside air. The toilets and showers were even outside (yes the showers had doors still.... so nudie bits were seen!). Only downside to the showers was that they were token fed...6min showers. Every direction we look from our pitch (as they call a campsite over here) there are Swiss mountains.
- From Geneva we travelled to Les Diabelrets. Can't remember how far that was – the days sometimes blur all into one and I have trouble keeping track of when we did things! But I certainly remember the roads....oh my goodness....I’m glad it was Trav driving as I was too busy holding on with my toes, feet, fingers, hands and even clenching my butt cheeks to the chair! The alpine roads were narrow and windy – a lot without barriers. And as you climbed the mountains, the sheer drop is just a tad freaky. But we made it – all in one piece and I didn’t even throw up! Woot to me! We stopped at Les Diabelrets for some lunch. I ordered a salad with chicken – YUM! I finally got lettuce! I was starting to have withdrawals after not eating it for a few days! Trav ordered a traditional swiss meal. Yep you heard me right folks! He didn’t order a burger. He didn’t order a schnitzel... but he ordered something new! It was pretty much a bowl of baked bread, ham and melted cheese with a fried egg on top with some pickles and gherkin things