Feb 21, 2016 - 4:14 PM
in reply to Slowpoke
Yes indeed the day was clear and sunny, the trail completely clear - just a few little pockets of snow could be seen in crevices off the path in shaded area as in photo marked last bit of snow. There were lots of beautiful flowers for me to photograph - I was practising with a new camera which had a macro facility I hadn't had before. There were quite a few people on the trail doing the same as me!
A group of people were being led by a guide so I shamelessly eavesdropped a few times though my German was still in the relearning stage!
I had done German at school way back in early 60's and a lot of my course was literature - based so I was having to learn lots of new vocabulary since Goethe and Schiller didn't catch trains, order food or talk about mountains, flowers etc.! Over the years since our first visit to Switzerland and subsequent travelling there and in Germany my German is gradually improving! I practise it whenever I can and the Swiss are famously patient with me and even complimentary when I manage to get it right! I also practise in emails to a couple of friends who were German teachers and with our hosts in Thun.
We also saw a helicopter that day which seemed to be delivering materials to a group of workmen who were working just off the main trail doing some kind of maintenance work.
We were pretty lucky with weather in 2007 (June 12 to 26) with rain on only 2 days! On one of them which was just light drizzle we actually had a bit of fun in the clouds as we went up to First from Grindelwald then down again then up to Mannlichen and down to Wengen - not expensive because of the B.O pass we had that year and it was fun to be riding and walking in cloud -a new experience.