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  • And so we start.Day 1: After collecting the driver exhausted from the airport we set off too Biberist, not named after Justin Bieber, to collect the camper. We were very impressed with the service as the camper was waiting patiently, spotless and obviously Posted by Pelican travels in On the Snail Trail | Aug 19, 2013
  • Just chillingDay 2: The sun finally came up and I woke up to the most amazing view over the lake and onto the Piz Julier. My coldness soon forgotten we settled down to a hot cup of coffee and the cold Posted by Pelican travels in On the Snail Trail | Aug 20, 2013
  • Another long hike roundabout to Alp Grum.The weather forecast is predicting rain for the next few days so we took advantage of possibly our last good weather to hike up to a glacier above Lago Blanco. We caught the train down to Bernina from where we Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Aug 31, 2015
  • A lazy dayToday was spent reading and relaxing in the sun. Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Aug 30, 2015
  • Alp Grum for Appel StrudelThis morning we woke up to a light drizzle, new snow on the mountains and cold that signaled the beginning of Autumn. After spending the morning reading and generally trying to keep warm we decided to pick Stef up and head Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Sep 1, 2015
  • Visit to Livigno ItalyAnother cold day so we decided to pack up camp and drive down to Livigno in Italy for the day. Livigno is a very well known ski resort in Northern Italy which is very popular with South Africans. I've always Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Sep 2, 2015
  • Last day of holidayIt poured with rain the whole night and we awoke to freezing cold and wet. We decided to take a walk across to Chamfer to visit Stef before walking to St. Moritz to do some banking stuff. The rain had Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Sep 3, 2015
  • Touring LucerneThis morning we decided to take a one hit drive through to the Lucerne district in Central Switzerland. Corinne hasn't spent much time here and so was keen to check the area out. The drive back through Germany was long Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Aug 20, 2015
  • Cycling LucerneThis morning after a light breakfast we set off by bicycle to visit the city of Lucerne. After getting lost several times we eventually found the old city area of Lucerne which boasts several iconic bridges and some very old Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Aug 21, 2015
  • Circumnavigating the Sempachsee.In Switzerland they have series of events throughout the country that are called "Slow Ups". Slow Ups are held in different towns on different days and are intended to remind people to relax. Well today was Slow Up Day in Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Aug 22, 2015
  • Raining in SempachToday it was raining so essentially did nothing. Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Aug 23, 2015
  • Extreme cycling around Sempach.The rain having stopped we were keen to get outside again. So after consulting a map we set out to explore the region to the SW of the Sempachsee. The route was circular and steep and after completing the circuit Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Aug 24, 2015
  • More extreme cycling in Sempach.As if yesterday wasn't enough we decided to tour the opposite side of the Sempachsee and ended up repeating the effort to the North East. Up hills were severe and I now think that we are ready for the Tour Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Aug 25, 2015
  • Back to WinkelOur holiday is starting to come to an end and we need to get our "House" serviced. It has been very good to us over the last three months having carried us comfortably through ten thousand kms of Europe. We managed Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Aug 26, 2015
  • Bus service and a visit to ZurichAfter dropping our bus off in Kloten for a service, we cycled down to the Zurich Airport from where we caught a train into Zurich. On arrival we walked down to the lake where we spent a bit of time wandering Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Aug 27, 2015
  • Back to the mountainsBus serviced, we headed back to the Engadin for the last few days of our trip. Corinne loves the mountains and of course it's an opportunity to pester our daughter. The trip was uneventful and we arrived in time to watch Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Aug 28, 2015
  • Mountain hiking. The Witch Trail.No peace for the wicked. The weather being perfect we put on our hiking boots before catching a bus and a train down to a village called Zuoz. From here we headed out via the golf course and up to Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Aug 29, 2015
  • Granny's funeralStef and Jan came down from the Engadin by train and the immediate family went out to the cemetery for the final ceremony. From here we all headed to the church for the funeral service which was led by Pastor Spielmann Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Aug 10, 2015
  • Rhine swimming with the familyWe woke to a very hot morning and quickly took the decision to head down to the Rhine. So together with Jan and Stef, we packed braai stuff and some cold beer and headed down to spot just below the Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Aug 11, 2015
  • Back on the roadWe had a plan to drive down to Spain and Portugal, but an opportunity for a business meeting forced us to change our minds and head back north to Germany. The meeting was set up for the 20th so in Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Aug 12, 2015
  • A new cycling recordNo rest for the wicked they say, so after a light breakfast we headed off on our bikes to circumnavigate the lower section of Lake Konstanz. Another hot day saw us completing a ride of 83kms in 6 and a Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Aug 13, 2015
  • Relaxation with rainWe awoke to rain. Just as well or perhaps we would have had to spend the day cycling another 80 odd kays. We took the opportunity to do a bit of office work before setting out on foot, armed with Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Aug 14, 2015
  • A short ride to a nature reserveStill raining today but looking to slack off in the afternoon, we spent the morning keeping dry until we could take it no longer. So we took our bikes and headed out for a short 32 km ride to check Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Aug 15, 2015
  • Of Sturgeons and FireworksWe woke to a wet day and so took advantage of the weather to visit a Tropical House in Frutigan before setting off for Interlaken. The Tropical House is interesting in that it is made up around a completely Bio-energy system. Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Jul 31, 2015
  • Gentle walk along Lake BrienzWe awoke to good weather so packed a picnic and swimming gear and caught a bus down to a small village called Iseltwald on the shores of Lake Brienz. From here we set off on a gentle walk along the Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Aug 1, 2015
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