After I wrote these words I was shocked to find them repeated in a magazine on the Jungfrau region but I suppose when you have summed up the place so eloquently it is not surprising that others want to use your words (well actually it happened the other way round as we have stolen their words) but it is a special place. I saw it with Kiri 7 years ago covered in snow. Today it was not covered in snow but the sky was blue and the view dazzling. The place was the scene of the start of a Bond movie (the one with the boy from Queanbeyan) and they make a lot of it - even though it was made in 1968. Thus the reference to bonding in the title (you didn't think that after living together for 50 years and travelling together for 9 weeks we needed anymore bonding did you!!)
We made a lot of the breakfast. Glenn has a strong commitment to breakfast (and eating in general) so when presented with the possiblity of breakfast at the top of mountain he was keen. The breakfast was lovely and the accompanying view really topped it off.
|The Schilthorn Revolving Restaurant.|
|Can you spot where we were the day before?|
After conquering the peaks we had one last Lauterbrunnen challenge to fulfill. The boys were reluctantly dragged from a brief respite to satisfy Meryl's lasting memory - the walk from Wengen to Lauterbrunnen. The memory was worth reliving as we wandered down the mountain gazing up the glorious valley before us. "Lauterbrunnen - a very special experience" (Kathy Joyce 2011)
|The view from our chalet.|