Wednesday dawned clear and gloriously sunny. The foursome headed out at 7am for a long walk from Schynigge Platte to First. (Judy shared pictures of their walk, which I’ll put in a separate post.)
Dominique had a mid-day appointment, so we hung around the chalet, then bussed up to Männlichen for the panorama walk to Kleine Scheidegg – a walk the rest of the group had squeezed in two days before on the multi-multi extravaganza.
After navigating the hills into town, we hopped on the ersatz bus at the Grindelwald bus station…
…and ride it down on to Grund.
The cable car to Männlichen would normally run from Grund, but the cable car line is being replaced. So we rode the ersatz bus to the top of the mountain. Oh la la, what a ride.
I think the thrifty Swiss save money on road maintenance by making their mountain roads single track – barely wide enough for the bus. Makes for interesting encounters along the way.
The road was steep, narrow and winding with lovely views and sheer drops – right outside the bus windows. Harrowing, indeed.
Fabulous views down to Wengen and Lauterbrunnen…
… and up the valley towards Mürren, Gimmelwald and Stechelberg.
The panorama trail.
We just missed a train, so spent a pleasant half hour kibitzing with the locals at the Kleine Scheidegg station.
The train down was crowded and noisy, filled with tourists and workers returning to Grund from the Jungfroujoch.
We met the rest of the crew for dinner at C and M, then window shopped our way back home.