Awesome Falls and friends in Thun
07.06.2015 - 07.06.2015
Last night after settling in for a pre-dinner drink on the balcony we were stunned with how quickly the weather changed. Huge storm came in within minutes and the mountains disappeared. Sound and light show continued for a couple of hours and then disappeared. Back to sunshine again this morning.
First stop today was the amazing Trummelbach Falls. An awe inspiring spectacle of nature.
They are 10 glacier waterfalls inside the mountain.
The Trummelbach alone drains the mighty glacier defiles of Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. 10,000 Litres of water per second.
The sound is incredible - huge roar as the falls force their way down inside the mountain.
spot the Indian !!!!
leaning down looking at the water is unbelievable - photos cannot show it well - this is The Corkscrew
and away the river goes -
Bond - James Bond - was filmed here
We had to stop at the lovely little village of Grindelwald - " a perfect example of a Swiss Village" according to the brochures, below the Jungfrau (on the otherside to where we were yesterday)
Flowers are everywhere on the side of the road, in flower boxes outside peoples houses - and in the main street of Grindelwald.
We arrived at Thun early afternoon - checking into our Hotel at the same time as our friends from Port Macquarie who will be travelling with us for the next 5 weeks. Could not have planned the timing any better. (They arrived from Zurich on the train.)
Walking around Thun we discovered a lovely interesting town.
never know who you are going to see sight-seeing in Thun
Thunesee Lake is amazing - Yachts sail under the enormous background of the Swiss Alps - Postcard perfect backdrop.
Tomorrow our friends collect their Hire bikes and we all leave for our big adventure in the Alps.