10.06.2012 - 14.06.2012
Ouch! €300 to get to Interlaken from Venice. It was already too expensive and we weren't even there yet! We were so excited about getting to Interlaken but unfortunately it was raining and very very cold the whole time. We were planning on either going parasailing or canyoning but the weather was no good and it was too expensive to not have a totally awesome time.
On the first full day, we caught the funicular train thingy to the top of the mountain closest to the town to check out the views... Pretty amazing! Then we caught a train to a little town called Lauterbrunnen, so we could do the walk along the bottom of the cliff face where the base jumpers jump off and over 100 waterfalls! This was really lovely, a tad fresh, but very nice scenery and we saw a base jumper landing. Bummed that we missed out on seeing her jump. It was really funny seeing her walk out from behind the bushes and say 'Hi!' and walk off! So casual!! We caught the gondola up to a tiny town called Mürren which had lots of really beautiful chalets. We stopped for a cuppa tea to warm up because Brad was wearing shorts, and it was single digit temp up there! (1800m above sea level). This cost us about 8 Aussie dollars...for two Lipton teas. Hmmmmm. But the views from up here were breathtaking. Green mountains with snow capped mountains behind. Never seen such a sight.
The second day was especially rainy and cold so we explored the town of Interlaken, browsing all the Swiss Army knives, Swiss chocolate and souvenirs. Then decided to go back to the hostel and watch a movie and have some drinks at the hostel. Our hostel was above a pub so we were on 'just the usual' terms by the end of our stay...
The third day was the funnest and we hired a tandem pushie. Brad was the driver at first, and he was not very impressed with my skills on the back. Mainly cornering.... Brads exact words were, 'what did you do on that corner? What ever it was, don't do it again' hahaha it was so much fun and I haven't laughed this hard in a long time. We rode down to the lake, parked the rig and walked along a shady track along the lake, heard some swans making a commotion so we went to check it what the noise was about...the swans started to slowly and casually approach us and Brad says 'are they going to attack us!', I replied 'possibly! RUN!' They look so nice and swan like but we could see that they were just devising a plan to peck our hearts out or similar.
After this I got to have a go of being the driver! Pay back! Brad quickly realized that it wasn't so easy on the back and he was like an old drunk back there. Kept yelling 'watch out for the bushes!', 'watch out for the fence!', 'arrgghh you're all over the place!'...but really he was squirming so much that it was him that was making me drive bad! Haha I told him to 'shut up, I can do this!' haha and then he settled in and we were golden! I got to drive the rest of the time which I loved! This was our last day and Wednesdays were really busy at the pub with the soccer game so we joined in on all the excitement before hitting the hay because we're on our way to Salzburg, Austria tomorrow!
No photos from here till we get our laptop fixed........