Europe 1987

Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan 2018

Europe 1987

We woke today to cloudy skies, and by 9:30am the rain had started.  Disappointingly, it was to continue for most of our six days in Grindelwald, adding apparent credibility to the notion that orographic rainfall is indeed a real phenomenon.

It didn’t take us long to agree that walking in the rain with three children would not be much fun, so we took some time before finally deciding to drive into the next valley to Lauterbrunnen to see whether the rain and fog might clear.  It didn’t.  However, we did see some pretty scenery and glacial landforms; steeply sided U-shaped valleys, hanging valleys, and very full waterfalls.

With no easing of the rain in sight, we drove north to Interlaken.  When we arrived, it started pouring with rain, so we didn’t get out of the car except to try and buy some bread.  We managed to buy enough food to get us through the day, and then returned to our zimmer.  Di cooked some soup, which we had with cheese, crackers and hot chocolate for a late lunch.

With the rain continuing, we went out for a drive around Grindelwald before returning to the zimmer for some games with the children, followed by dinner.  Liesl and Phillip were in bed by 8:00pm, which was quite early by the standards of this trip.

Day 42


Sunday 23 August 1987