Rain, rain, falls, falls, fondue

Today the rain we’d been expecting for the last two days finally arrived. It was a slow steady drizzle with the clouds rolling off the sides of the valley. The upside was that we had many new waterfalls to view from our back patio.

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We decided it was a good day for a boat tour. We headed out and caught a train down to Interlaken. We boarded a boat and headed out onto Lake Brienz.

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At Giessbach we got off and took a funicular up to an old hotel next to a huge waterfall. We took a short hike that went behind the falls. The rain had made the waterfall roar. Between the rain and the falls we were pretty wet.

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We hiked back down to the shore and reboarded the boat to the end of the lake. The waters were an amazing blue color. We had lunch in a warm cafe with wonderful soup and salad and a shared pizza. We then headed on the train back home.

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After a short rest (ie a one hour nap) Emily and I decided to hike up to the waterfall behind our house. Because of all the rain the falls were running large and the hike was very wet. The hike went up a tunnel in the rock with the falls pouring down.

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We concluded the day with a good old Swiss fondue. We totally enjoyed the experience, though I’m not sure the meal will rate in the top 10.

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