Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Monday, 14 September 2009

Monday 14 September 2009 - A Quiet Day in Kandersteg

The cloud remained at about 1500 metres, so we spent our last day here quietly, with more coffee and cake (fruchtorten) for elevenses, and an afternoon stroll up Höh (only 1335 metres).

Today's images are taken at the viewpoint on Höh - the foliage really is changing colour, and our apartment is just about visible at the bottom left of the village.

Whilst the cloud was down, there was no rain, so we've again been blessed with superb Alpine weather. I'm so thankful not to have a job testing waterproof gear - it would be a complete nightmare!

Tonight we 'enjoyed' a meal at the Adler Hotel:

Starters: Sue had cool apple soup with bits of trout and no bread, whilst I enjoyed a spring roll, skillfully cut to make it look like two. These, despite being cool, arrived quite quickly (7.45), under the eyes of an attentive manager.

Mains: By 8.30 we were getting hungry, so I stole some bread from a table where the diners had left. They returned from what turned out to have been a fag break and gave the empty basket a look of puzzlement. We could have enjoyed a joke had they spoken English.

We sipped our watery Dôle, hopefully.

The mains arrived at 8.45 - late but passably warm, and quite tasty.

The Bill: 'A hundred and fifty' said the waitress (that's about £90). 'Pardon?' 'A hundred and fifty' she repeated.

I laboriously located my specs - this warranted closer inspection....

SF100.50 read the bill. We laughed. The waitress laughed. The attentive manager had long gone. We paid then left.

So ends our sojourn in Kandersteg. Thank you to Peter and Anne for making it possible, and also to John and Janet for the loan of their flat in Chamonix during the Belgian occupation of Kandersteg.

There will now be a brief pause in transmissions....

....I wonder what the Bridgewater Canal looks like just now?

1 comment:

John J said...

I'll just go and check the canal for you...back in a bit.