Whilst Paul is dodging snow in Japan, Ron is off to Switzerland hunting for the stuff. It looks as if everyone is heading abroad before travel is curtailed by Brexit or the flu! Just a selection of Ron’s photos this time around….
A long day today. Got 5am train from home to catch 7am Eurostar to Paris Gare de Nord which was due to arrive at 10.25 giving me time to get the 1055 from Gare de l’Est. Unfortunately the Eurostar got held up at Ashford and did not reach Paris until 11am. Luckily I got my ticket stamped for acceptance on next train. However next train to Strasbourg was not until 1255. Therefore by the time I got to Lautetbrunnen having changed also at Basle, Spiez and Interlaken it was 7pm, 2 hours later than I had hoped for. Weather here at the moment is heavy rain. Hope to go snow hunting tomorrow.
Paris Gare de l’Est
A clear but cold day. After the long journey yesterday I have taken it easy today. Took train up to Keine Scheidegg via Wengen but did not go up to Jungfraujoch as even with a half price discount I was quoted CHF64 (£50+). I continued down to Grindlewald and back to Interlaken from where I took a quick trip to Bern before coming back to Lauterbrunnen. There appears to be a shortage of snow this Year. No heavy snow laying until above Wengen and it died out within 20 minutes of leaving Kleine Scheidegg.
Train in Wengen station
And is Ron singing this little ditty as he hunts the nasty white stuff?