The Camino Frances

The Camino Frances

Monday, October 15, 2012

In Wettswil, just outside Zurich

Today we spent most of the day travelling. The weather is raining and misty and not conducive to sightseeing, so we decided to head for Zurich this morning. We had some lovely yogurt for breakfast at the hotel, so we found the source before we left and bought some. It is a dairy cooperative which operates in this little village, and they produce their yogurt in 10 flavours, in little glass bottles. We also had some local goat cheese. Wish I could have spread it on the wonderful smelling rogenbrot that is also made in the village.

We boarded the bus for the  40 minute trip down, down, down to Domodossola, in Italy. After a quick but delicious espresso, we boarded a train with wonderful panoramic windows, for the 2 hour trip through the Centrovalli. This is a video of the trip. It was so picturesque, with deep chasms, a waterfall tumbling down the vertical valley walls every hundred feet, and beautiful green valleys.

That train trip ended in Locarno, Switzerland, where we had lunch at the train station, before the 3 hour trip to Zurich. Another fantiastic journey, and it snowed during the trip. We exited one tunnel to find the snow piled up 8 inches deep. All the mountains were snowcapped, and the evergreens were lovely, as if they had been lightly sprayed with fake snow.

When we arrived in Zurich, we ran for the tram, then ran for the bus, which took us to this small town outside Zurich. Maria, Josef's partner, had made a lovely homecooked meal, the first for me since Gordon's albergue, and before that, the last one was with Meghan and Cy the night I left home.

So, I expect to spend a week doing day trips and taking it easy before returning to Toronto on Oct 27.
Stay tuned for more adventures!


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