Hans came to collect me in Como where I spent about 2 hours feeding the pigeons in front of the cathedral which did amuse me and a horde of under 5 year olds.
My nose was glued against the car window as we drove around the area and down to Luzern. It made me wish I was cycling here. I even saw a proper Milka-cow! Apart from the colour… and the logo… but still!
I’ve been staying here waiting for a package to arrive from Holland. I’d expected it to be here before me and was planning to stay 2 or 3 days. But it’s still not here now and I really have to get going tomorrow. So I hope it be here then. But hey, there’s worse places to be hanging around!
I’m in Andermatt, it looks like a picture out of a fairytale with its cobbled streets and colourful wooden houses. Also its a ski-resort with some of the best free ride skiing in Europe, or so I’ve been told. This means crazy people like Hans drop themself down mountains, jumping over rocks and cliffs and doing mad dangerous stuff. I had a go at it myself, not the free ride, I’m happy when I get down the piste in one piece… And I did! I have to say it is good fun. It only seems a little pointless to me to go up a hill and back down.. and up again and back down… I would rather actually go somewhere. Maybe cross-country is more for me, I’ll give it a go next time.
I did get up another mountain all by myself the other day. I just wondered where the road I can see out of the kitchen window would lead to, so I took the bike and cycled up. Till I could go no further cause the road was covered in snow. So I walked. That wasnt all that easy either I was up to my middle in the snow at times. But then I reached the highest windmill in the world! O yeah 8-) It stands at 2344 meter.. you know we dutch like our windmills ;-)
And the weather has completely turned! Its sunny and hot! How wonderful to sit outside in the sun enjoying a coffee or ice cream. Feels just a little strange to be walking around in flip-flops and shorts while there’s still snow on the side of the roads.
It’s been a great little holiday and I havent eaten this well since I worked with Doris, O.. did I mention Hans is a chef too? that’s why. So different from pasta with tuna and cheese :-) Been fun to be here with all them mad snow freaks… But I’m looking forward to be back on the bike again. I’ll start cycling again from Como tomorrow. So from the Confederatio Helvetica I wish you all a lovely evening.