Swiss Roadie Trip Day 9 - Horgen

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June 18th 2019
Published: June 18th 2019
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The experiment is over. Time to load the equipment back into the van. After a final trip to the PSI café, we set off for Horgen, a town on the shores of Lake Zürich.

The Italians were in charge of loading the pumps but at the first few roundabouts there are creaks and clunks. So we end up in General Electric car park for half an hour resecuring everything.

It’s a hot drive – the temperature is pushing 30 degrees so once in Horgen, we head straight for the Sportbad; a 50m open air pool with adjacent lake swimming area. We relax and swim in the pool. Daughter no 2 swims in the lake but I wuss out and make do with sitting semi emerged on the steps.

Then we check into our B&B. We’ve been a bit concerned about this one as we’ve read some strange online reviews. One said the owner broke into their room and stole their chocolate. Another said the owner charged them 10 Francs for pool cleaning and then refused to let them use the pool.

There’s certainly a lot of charges. On booking we were charged the room rate plus ‘City Tax’ and ‘Spa Tax’. Subsequently we received an email stating we still owed money for ‘Tourist Tax’ and ‘Pool/Kitchen Cleaning Fee’.

We check into our ‘suite’, which is just a bedroom in a family home. The owner is keen to tell us she doesn’t want us in the pool we’re paying £20 to clean as they have friends coming.

Then we have dinner and some celebratory Prosecco. Luckily the old man doesn’t want Prosecco as our ‘kitchen’ only contains two glasses. While we drink wine, he has a beer and finishes his dinner on the solitary plate.

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