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  • 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
  • Extreme hikingEnough rest and relaxation, time to do some serious hiking. We headed out from camp and immediately tackled the steepest path in the book and proceeded to climb an altitude change of 1100 meters straight up. On the way we stopped Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Aug 2, 2015
  • Culture in WinterthurToday we left Interlaken and headed back to Corinne's Dad's house in Winkel. A funeral needs to be prepared for so visits back and forth are essential. That evening we went out to a concert in Winterthur which was for all Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Aug 3, 2015
  • Getting ready to leaveAfter a late night being cultured, we took the opportunity of a comfortable bed to sleep in. The day was slow but after getting ready and packed to hit the road we headed out for Eglisau to spend the afternoon Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Aug 4, 2015
  • A braai with the localsAfter a good breakfast we set off back into the mountains of the Engadin Valley. The trip as always was very scenic and we arrived to a packed campsite since the European School holidays are now in full swing. After driving Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Aug 5, 2015
  • Enough rest......time to hikeNo rest for the wicked apparently, so on with the hiking boots and hit the road. We caught a bus down to La Punt before heading up and up and up some more into the mountains until we got to a Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Aug 6, 2015
  • Springbok rugby failure in SwitzerlandWaking up stiff, we decided that we should take the day off. So we spent the morning doing some office work before walking into town to do a bit of grocery shopping. Our plan was to introduce the Swiss to some Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Aug 7, 2015
  • More extreme hikingEnough resting, time to hurt ourselves a bit more. We caught a bus down to Samedan from where we caught a train laden with Japanese tourists to a small station called Spinas. From Spinas the line enters a tunnel which Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Aug 8, 2015
  • Funeral preparationsToday we headed back to Winkel to make final preparations for Granny's funeral. The weather was hot and the day was pretty much uneventful. Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Aug 9, 2015
  • A hard drive back to WinkelWe woke at 2.00am packed our bedding and left for the harbor to catch the ferry to Calais. We were a little early and the ferry people put us onto an earlier ferry. The ferry was busy as the European Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Jul 26, 2015
  • Office work all dayRefreshed after a good night's sleep we took the opportunity of a good Wi-Fi connection to spend the day doing some work. I had a presentation to prepare and spent the whole day working on it. Some things need to be Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Jul 27, 2015
  • Domestic stuffThe day was spent organizing for Granny's funeral and helping to clean the house. Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Jul 28, 2015
  • Forest walking in FrutigenGranny's funeral is planned for the 11th August, so we packed the bus and headed for the town of Frutigan. The weather was a bit overcast but after setting up camp, we set off for a walk into the surrounding Posted by Pelican travels in Of Crocs and Socks | Jul 29, 2015
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