Mountain Moods…

We arrived with lovely blue skies over head at Camping Einewäldi at 2.15pm on the 20th June 2018 and what more could we ask for just look at that view!!! the facilities are spotless, free decent wifi and the campsite is pristine!!! This is more like the Switzerland I was hoping to find…

We set up then took a short hours ramble, to take in the breathtaking scenery that was before our very eyes… Toffi also enjoyed a dip in the ice cold mountain stream and loved the walk too!!!

We took Toffi back to the motorhome after our walk for her to take a snooze while we checked out the place… we found the washing machines, the dog shower and human washrooms etc then went to the hotel shop bought some bits and had a quick drink at the hotel bar before heading back to Snoffles AKA Toffi…

Pete had been looking at things to do while in the area and found that the longest pedestrian suspension bridge is around here up in the mountains, somewhere, and he’s wondering if I am up for that??… he then went on to tell me there’s another bridge that’s also the highest in the area… I am pretty much not up for heights of any kind… I would probably freeze in fear or have to get across and back on my hands and knees… feel free to check out National Geographic’s youtube video about the longest one… but hey… it might be worth looking into just for an adventure while we are here…

So the day after we arrived,  refreshed and ready to explore off we headed towards the waterfall walk and to find where the cable cars and other transport left from… We were pretty disappointed by the bottom of the waterfall to be honest, I had this massive waterfall pictured in mind, perhaps it’s bigger and much more magnificent in snow melt season… we then headed just down the road to check out the cable cars not being one for heights I was pretty horrified people actually voluntarally get into these!!! but watch this space… I have a feeling I am going to have to put my big girl pants on in the next few days and face up to at least getting near to the top of this mountain via cable car!!! the cable car ride is 18.50 Swiss francs 16.50 with a tourist card discount for the return journey… apparently this cable car takes us 1,850 metres up… and the mountain peak is approx 2,500 metres… boy… yeah… am I looking forward to this!!! perhaps I shall beat my fear of heights or perhaps I shall need a rescue team to help get me back down!!!

Pete was wanting to do the mountain trip today but to be fair I talked him out of it as the mountains were looking a little Moody with lots of cloud cover, once up there I would at least like to take some photographs to prove I actually did go up, wouldn’t exactly be views for miles with lots of cloud cover would there??… plus we were only wearing shorts/T-shirts and didn’t have any backpacks or any better and more appropriate clothing with us… I think he thought I was bottling out already but trust me I am really trying not to… it was 22° down at the base of the mountain, but get to the top and it can be -3° in the summer plus wind chill… I can’t believe I had to remind him it would perhaps be a little chilly in shorts and a vest top at the top of a mountain so we should at least take a jacket perhaps???…

Instead we took a 5 hour hike along the base of the mountains, on our way back we watched some rock climbers doing their thing… Toffi had a great walk and was exhausted by the time we got home, but of course she made friends with the local bovine again….

We managed to return just 30 minutes before the storm set in… although beautiful all mountain areas are moody and unpredictable weather wise as the pictures here reflect… but our timing was marvelous!!!

Enough for now… until next time where I shall update you all as to whether I successfully conquered my fear of heights or indeed if I had to be rescued from any of our adventures…

Take care

Donna x

Camping Eienwaldi  N46°48’36” E8°25’21”  approx 44 Swiss francs per night but will confirm exact amount when we get billed