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  • Cycling along the RhineAlone again......no kids.......just the two of us. Could be worse I guess. Onto our bikes for a leisurely 70 km ride along the Rhine. We set off from camp and headed up river towards the Rhine Falls which is situated Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Jul 9, 2015
  • Slow day swimmingAfter yesterday's 70 kms we decided to take it a bit slower so we packed our swimming stuff and headed off on our bikes to Eglisau for a relaxing swim in the Rhine.<br abp="619"><br abp="620">At Eglisau they have an area Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Jul 10, 2015
  • Family timeToday was spent with Corinne's mother who is now very ill. The family has rallied around and Stef and Jan are on their way down. All that needs to be said has been said. Sad times for all of us. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/895028/large_89 Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Jul 12, 2015
  • A relaxing dayHaving taken a better look at the campsite we decided to move camp to a spot with more sun, yes please, and a better view. After the move we settled down to catch up with office work. The office is Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Jun 23, 2015
  • Overworked and underpaidThe time to hike has arrived. No more easy bicycle rides just hiking boots and steep mountain paths. The plan was a five hour hike starting from the top of the Julier Pass at a spot called La Vedutta. The Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Jun 24, 2015
  • The Cripple Care UnitWe woke up this morning to discover that neither of us could move. We were so stiff from yesterday's walk that it was a struggle to simply get out of bed. Change of plan.......time to sit around and do nothing. Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Jun 25, 2015
  • Self detructive tendenciesStill stiff and sore from two days previous, we decided that it might be a good idea to try and walk out our stiff muscles. So after a breakfast of boiled eggs we set out via bus to the village Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Jun 26, 2015
  • More extreme cyclingSo now, in order to reduce pain, we alternate daily between cycling and hiking. This ensures that the muscles get hurt evenly. Today was a cycling day so after an early breakfast we set of from Silvaplana, via Stef's home, Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Jun 27, 2015
  • Hiking with the kidsA day out with Stef and Jan was planned and we all got together at Stef's house to take a drive down the Bernina pass to a place called Sfazu on the road to Poschiavo towards the Italian border. From Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Jun 28, 2015
  • Doing nothingCorinne must be reading my blog because today we did nothing. We woke up late, did office work, updated the blog, lay in the sun and watched Jan and Stef kiting and kite teaching. It was the perfect opportunity to Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Jun 29, 2015
  • Back on the hiking trailNothing having been done and dusted, time to continue the physicality of holidaying. Today we were woken early by the alarm, a quick breakfast followed by a run to catch the bus to La Galp which is a winter ski Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Jun 30, 2015
  • Adventure hiking with the Pybie!!Today we planned to catch the bus to Maloja before heading up to Lej de Bitterburg and from there up to Lej Cavloc for a swim. The weather was hot and humid so the swim was a planned event even Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Jul 1, 2015
  • Rain and drivingWe woke up to mist, rain and cold and having been on the road for almost a month decided that it was time to start heading back to Switzerland. Our original plan was to head south as far as Nurmburg Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Jun 17, 2015
  • Cycling in SwitzerlandWe woke up to perfect morning, warm sun, clear skies and not much wind, so after a breakfast of Julian's famous Spanish Omelet we set out on our bikes for a scenic ride to visit Corinne's parents in Winkel. The ride Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Jun 18, 2015
  • The joys of campingWe awoke to the pitter patter of raindrops on the roof. The plan was to visit Corinne's brother in Andelfingen for morning coffee and family discussions. Being the positive people that we are we decided that the rain wouldn't last Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Jun 19, 2015
  • Family matters and bicyclesSunshine and an opportunity to thaw out and dry some clothes. We took the opportunity to cycle out to visit Corinne's parents via a route that included some very steep hills. Fortunately, uphill is normally followed by downhill, so all Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Jun 20, 2015
  • Back to the mountainsTime to head for the Engadin Valley to spend some time with Stephanie, but first we needed to take the opportunity of having the facilities at Zurich to wash and clean the bus. So we packed up and headed down Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Jun 21, 2015
  • Cycling to glaciersWell I nearly froze to death. The North wind blew all night and the temperature must have been close to zero. We had a little bit of rain and some snow fell on the mountains above us. I must be Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Jun 22, 2015
  • Family time with good food.After a good nights sleep the Spaeti and Pybus gang together with other hangers on set off with our new bus to visit Corinne's brother for a very fancy and prolonged breakfast. Strawberries, pears, nectarines, apricots, burger muesli, cheese and Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | May 23, 2015
  • Day 40. Back in Switzerland. We awoke to a temperature of 6 degrees only to witness a woman going for a swim in the lake. TOK, TOK, TOK, these Germans aren’t well. From Titisee to Switzerland is only a short drive so we decided to go Posted by Pelican travels in Switzerland in our Tortoise Van 2014 | Sep 26, 2014
  • Day 41. Last day on the road. Essentially our last day on holiday since from here we will be heading back to Winkel to tidy up, return the bus and generally get ready for the long trip home. Corinne made contact with her brother and a decision Posted by Pelican travels in Switzerland in our Tortoise Van 2014 | Sep 27, 2014
  • And so it all ends. Stats and things.And so the time has come to head back to South Africa. The final day was spent cleaning up. The camper needed a good wash and vacuum before returning it to the rental company. Chocolate needed to be purchased for Posted by Pelican travels in Switzerland in our Tortoise Van 2014 | Oct 29, 2014
  • Day 27. Snore ZZZZZZZZSerious rest and recuperation day. When on holiday one occasionally has to take time off to catch up with business. So the morning was spent on vital issues such as paying accounts at home and organizing business. The wonders of Posted by Pelican travels in Switzerland in our Tortoise Van 2014 | Sep 12, 2014
  • Day 28. Last opportunity to walk in the EngadinIt simply couldn't last. The relaxing from the previous day was now deemed to be over and Stef and Jan chased us out of the camp, 10 minutes earlier than arranged I might add, and drove us down to Furcellas Posted by Pelican travels in Switzerland in our Tortoise Van 2014 | Sep 13, 2014
  • Day 29. Engadin to Zurich Up early, pack camp, breakfast on boiled eggs and on the road for the “Outlaws” Granny and Grandpa, Winkel near Zurich. We took the scenic route over the Albula Pass via La Punt, Samedan and Chur. Driving on such a Posted by Pelican travels in Switzerland in our Tortoise Van 2014 | Sep 14, 2014
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