Roger and Wendy

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Roger and Wendy

Our motorhome travels.
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Europe » United Kingdom » England September 25th 2019

23-25 September 2019 Our three-day trip home went quite smoothly, the only problem being that the camper stop outside Metz was full but fortunately we found a campsite close by which had room. The Anderson golden wedding celebrations was a memorable event for everyone who were privileged to attend. Our tour of some of the Swiss highlights and quieter areas was also memorable, but very expensive! We travelled about 2,050 miles.... read more

Europe » Switzerland September 22nd 2019

22 September 2019 In the middle of Lake Biel is St Peter’s island which is connected to the mainland by a 3k long promontory. We had a pleasant cycle ride from the campsite along the promontory and around the island. At the landward end of the promontory is the village of Erlach. It happened to be their harvest parade and on our return trip we had an enjoyable couple of hours joining the locals watching the bands and floats go by and getting samples of the local produce.... read more
Cycling on the island
One of the bands in the Erlach parade
A float

Europe » Switzerland September 21st 2019

21 September 2019 15,000 years ago, during the last ice age, there was a tectonic shift which formed the impressive 23m high Rhienfall with 700 cu metres of water per second making the drop in a raging torrent. We visited it today and the series of observation platforms provided gave us an excellent opportunity of appreciating its immense power. We also had a short boat trip which took us right underneath the falls. Afterwards we drove 180k westward to a pleasant campsite on the shore of Lake Biel, close to the Jura Mountains.... read more
The viewing platforms got us closer
And closer, a spray bow came into view
And really close

Europe » Switzerland September 20th 2019

20 September 2019 In returning clear weather we had a long, tiring but interesting day on the Swiss Rhine. The morning was spent exploring Medieval Schaffhausen with its many buildings decorated with frescoes and intricate oriel windows. After lunch we boarded a cruiser for a two hour ride along the river past forest covered hills, vineyards and attractive villages to Stein am Rhein with its spectacular Rathausplatz. We returned by train, a first trip by Swiss Rail on this trip.... read more
The plain interior is as it was built with modern fittings which add to its charm
A typical street scene showing some of the oriel windows
More intricate medieval work

Europe » Switzerland September 19th 2019

19 September 2019 About 20k south of Ägerisee there is the village of Stoos at an altitude of 1300m. Stoos is reached by the steepest funicular in the world which was completed two years ago. Above Stoos are a series of skiing chair lifts which in the summer give access to a walk along a mountain ridge between the local peaks, Klingenstock and Fronalpstock. The weather was mixed but the forecast said it should improve so I decided to walk the ridge. Wendy accompanied me on the funicular which turned out to be a spectacular ride made more interesting because the cars revolved to remain level on the steep sections. I continued up the chair lifts and walked the ridge but unfortunately the weather did not clear, and I was in mist all the time. Afterwards ... read more
Passing the other carriage comprising four tilting cars
The misty ridge path
The closest I got of a view to Lake Lucerne in the valley

Europe » Switzerland September 18th 2019

18 September 2019 The weather turned dull today and we walked from the campsite up to the local summit, Brandhöchi at an altitude of 1127m. As we had almost finished our descent, Wendy slipped on some gravel and grazed her knee. A local couple who had just finished walking their dog saw the bleeding and kindly drove us back to the campsite.... read more
On the summit, there were a few men hunting deer up there

Europe » Switzerland September 17th 2019

17 September 2019 The bikes have been on their rack on the back of the van without us using them, but today we made up for that with a wonderful 9 mile gentle ride along the cycle path which closely followed the perimeter of Ägerisee.... read more
A small ferry moves between several stops on the perimeter of the lake
We had a delicious lunch of fish from the lake at Hotel Eierhals
On one of the rural lanes we used

Europe » Switzerland September 16th 2019

16 September 2019 We had intended to spend a couple of days at Brunnen on the other end of Lake Lucerne. The journey around the lake was attractive with at times the road cut into cliff faces, but when we got to Brunnen we were not enamoured with either the town or its campsite. So, after consultation with our guidebooks, we moved another 25k to Unterägri on Ägrisee. It turned out to be a beautiful location with the small lake dotted with attractive waterside villages and surrounded by forest covered hills.... read more
The view from our pitch at Camping Unterägri

Europe » Switzerland September 15th 2019

15 September 2019 Along with the Sunday crowds enjoying the warm sunshine, we spent the day exploring the bridges, churches, monuments, city walls and old town squares of Lucerne.... read more
The Dying Lion of Lucerne is carved into a cliff face and commemorates Swiss soldiers who died protecting the Tuileries Palace in Paris in 1792
The city wall with some of its towers
Looking over the city scape with the 15th century timber Spreuer Bridge crossing the River Reuss and Lake Lucerne in the background

Europe » Switzerland September 14th 2019

14 September 2019 As we were driving on country roads towards Lucerne, we approached the village of Wassen, where we were stopped and told the road was closed to allow the annual event of bringing the cows down from the mountains to take place. We said we would like to watch the ceremony and because Wendy had a disabled badge were allowed to park in a special place close to the festivities. We then had a wonderful couple of hours joining the local population in their celebrations.... read more
First it was a herd of goats
Then a St Bernard pulling his grog
When the cows arrived down the road, we realised they we decorated with flower garlands and had huge bells around their necks

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