Autumn in August

This morning had an autumnal feel to it. The clouds were in place and remained so for much of the day.  It was also cold.  Mrs IS decided that home was the best place to be and I ventured out into the grey morning solo. My initial plan was to walk down to Lauterbrunnen and then along the river to Interlaken.  When I reached Lauterbrunnen, I decided I didn’t really want to do that at all.  A train ride and a cable car ride saw me at Mannlichen forty minutes later.  

                                                               Above Wengen

At some point every summer it is necessary to take the granny path to Scheidegg. For this summer, today was the day. The cable car had been busy, but most people headed for the Berghaus. The path was more or less deserted, as was Scheidegg. I took the long route home, via Mettlenalp. Apart from a family of American holiday makers, lost slightly but hoping to find Wengenalp, and some mountain bikers heading downhill at break neck speed, I had the walk to myself as far as Allmend.

There might be a little more sunshine tomorrow, but it doesn’t look like it will be that much warmer than today.

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