We passed through Gimmelwald early this afternoon. We walk through this hamlet below Murren a couple of times each summer.  Usually, when we do so, we see three or four people. Today it was a metropolis, with people on all the paths and mountain bikes passing us every couple of minutes. The Swiss are still on holiday and, as for the number of bikes, battery power has made all the difference.

Above Gimmelwald

We made a circuit of the Lauterbrunnen valley,  walking down to Lauterbrunnen then on to Grutschalp (via the cable car), along to Murren, down to Stechelberg and back to Lauterbrunnen where we took the train to the village.

We have done some walking and played tennis in the last few days, but this was our first major jaunt since I tried last week to take the quick route (straight down) to Zweilutschinen.  I must have done more damage than I thought on that diversion as today my back and knees ached all the way from Murren to the valley.

This evening, an ice pack, pain killers and red wine seem to have made all the difference. Tomorrow, we have a tennis court booked. I might be creaking around the court a little.

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  1. We hope you are enjoying the summer in Switzerland and are glad to see you have settled back into Swiss life. The Crawley’s have come over to glorious Lincolnshire where we have had 32 degrees, we have had Greek night tonight and are now awaiting the thunderstorm! May we all wish you and Mrs IS a very Happy Swiss Day tomorrow.


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