It is our last day here in Spiez, so we must go into the Alps and hope that the weather is not too bad. So we caught the train to Interlaken, where we had to change trains for Grindelwald and then change again for Kleine Scheidegg and if the weather is good we can even go higher to the top of the Jungfrau Mountain, the highest train station in Europe.
Can you guess? Bill loves trains especially with his daughter.
We are climbing up to Grindelwald but the mountains are shrouded in mist and clouds.
Paul is waiting for the train to Kleine Scheidegg in Grindelwald, I was too cross with the clouds to take any pics of the beautiful village of Grindelwald.
A map of the Jungfrau Region. Interlaken is at the bottom, between the two lakes. Grindelwald is to the left in the middle, Kleine Scheidegg is highlighted in red at the snowline. Jungfrau is the tallest mountain with the station highlighted in red.
We are starting to climb out of Grindelwald into the clouds. (Bah)
Getting higher and there are patches of sunlight. (spirits are rising)
We arrive at Kleine Scheidegg, the trip was magic but here the clouds are scurrying around the peaks and we can't see the mountains properly.
This is the famous Eiger, North Wall, covered in cloud.
This is what the Eiger and Monch mountains look like on a sunny day. (a postcard)
We couldn't see the Jungfrau through the clouds so we won't go any higher, as it would be a waste of money, we had lunch instead. (Sausage and Rösti, what else in the Swiss mountains)
After lunch Carol and I walked up the hill from the station and restaurant to see......
......the view, but those pesky clouds would not lift off the mountains.
Oh well we just have to enjoy the freshly fallen snow. Then we got back in the train and headed down, down, down...........
....to Grindelwald nestling in the valley below. Then change trains again and go down, down..........
......to the lakes and our lovely little village of Spiez. I want to roll it up and take it home with me.