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  • Being outside and walkingDay 13: Hiking time again. After 10 days on the road it was time to get fit, So into the mountains we headed. Off to a lake high up near the snow line called Leigh Tscheppa. A hard walk with Posted by Pelican travels in On the Snail Trail | Sep 2, 2013
  • Fextal on bicyclesDay 14: Seeing as we had carted our bicycles half way around Eastern Europe and had only used them once, we decided to do a cycle tour from Silvaplana up to the Fextal. After learning the basics again we set Posted by Pelican travels in On the Snail Trail | Sep 3, 2013
  • Extreme hiking.Day 15: Having spent the previous day "Relaxing" on our bicycles we set off for a “Gentle” hike from Silvaplana to Murtel and back via the Hannesee and Leigh Marsh. Boots on, gentle stroll, until we hit the hill. Up, Posted by Pelican travels in On the Snail Trail | Sep 4, 2013
  • A hike with StephanieDay 16: Amazing, Stephanie is going to take us for a hike today. From Bivio to Maloja via the Septimer Pass, apparently a long hard hike, I'm impressed with my daughter. So off we go, first a bus to Bivio Posted by Pelican travels in On the Snail Trail | Sep 5, 2013
  • Mountain walking is not for sissiesDay 3. Since Corinne was feeling a little better we decided to try a gentle mountain walk from Chamfer to Corviglia and back. Stef joined us very quickly proceeded to show us that being acclimatised to the thin air in Posted by Pelican travels in On the Snail Trail | Aug 21, 2013
  • 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
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