Postponing outdoor activity in favour of museums yesterday was the right decision. The weather today was much more suitable and we enjoyed a great day getting high in the Swiss mountains.
Today was Majella’s birthday. Our timing for being here in Switzerland had been set so that she could celebrate it with Marie-Françoise so there was always going to be something special. Weather was also likely to be a deciding factor for some activities.
This trip continues to delight and amaze. But as the days get shorter, trees start to change colour, flowers go from absolutely stunning to beautiful, the signs are that our summer adventure is coming to a close.
Today dawned with a mix of clear sky and cloud. It ended similarly after being overcast for much of the day. Fortunately the weather did not stop us from doing what was planned and having another great day.
Highway travel can be quick but it is insulated from the real countryside. Our journey today came up at a bit more than 300 km and we had no need to arrive until mid to late afternoon. For the sake of more interesting travel we set the GPS to avoid tolls and take the shortest route hoping the trip would be more interesting than the highways. It was that and more.