Switzerland: like a dream (again)

This summer took the Halls back to the Alps riding trains, climbing mountains and swimming anywhere and everywhere.

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Regular, punctual, clean trains criss-crossing the country. What more could you want, FFS? This one’s resting at Geneva.

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Views from the First cable car

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The ridiculously scenic and accessible walk from the First cable car in Grindelwald to Bachalpsee. Want to leave the crowds behind? Have a dip in the see when you get there!

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On a cloudy, drizzly day we walked along the floor of the Lauterbrunnen Valley. I was very happy.

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After blowing the budget on the Jungfraujoch it was initially dispiriting to find the view wasn’t there. Minutes, later, the above panorama was…

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Extremely Swiss and extremely bonny cow above Kleine Scheidegg

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Cog railway infrstructure somehow adding to the glories all around

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‘There is a mountain. There is another. There is…’ (son listens politely)

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Not a bad spot for a local pool. Grindelwald.

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The fast-flowing Aare in Bern. An alternative means of transport for locals.

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A signposted river for swimmers. How civilised!

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