Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Above the Inland Sea III - Mountain

After seeing the mountain range across the lake from our appartement every day, we finally went there to take a closer look. The highest peak of this part of the Alps is the Säntis. We were conveniently taken up the mountain top by a cable car - the view was breathtaking. In the distance we could see Lake Constance ...

Now and then, we could see mountain climbers in the snow, sometimes on top of dangerous looking cliffs. How happy I am that I don't have to do that!

Sabine enjoying the view ... (she had forgotten her sunglasses and had to wear old scratchy ones that we found in my car)

A trail was starting here ... I took a few steps, imagining what it would be like ... the snow was knee high, and very near that rope, there was the abyss ... this kind of fun is clearly not for me.

Switzerland was the first country that invited refugees from Tibet when things got difficult there. Good to see a stupa here!

Going back down after a few hours in the sky ...

oh, and on the way out we had this close encounter with an alternate reality ...

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