Woke up and it was warm already. The unusually warm weather is definitely making water activities more attractive. For example, we’ve been taking two showers a day.
While others have gone nearby and done some rafting on the river, we decided to take a little hike through the valley to see some of the waterfalls.
We headed out early hoping to beat the heat, but it did not help – it was still hot! The first waterfall we came to was the famous Staubbach Falls. It is located on the Mürren side of the valley and is mesmerizing to watch as it falls to the ground. It isn’t a powerful falls, but it is beautiful.
We took some pictures, met a traveling college kid named Dave and then continued on our way. While some folks climbed up closer to the falls, we opted to just enjoy the view from bottom.
We did continue our walk though, heading farther down the path to see the view of the Staubbach Falls from the other side. We followed the path a bit farther and we were able to spot four more waterfalls. One of them barely landing a dribble on the ground as most of the water turned to mist on the way down.
It wasn’t getting any cooler, so we opted to head back to the hotel. We have learned that keeping hydrated in the heat is important, so on top of our water bottle that we kept refilling, we thought a bottle of Rosé would cool us off just perfectly.
Since neither one of us wanted to go back out and get all sweated up, we finished the bottle while sitting in the hotel breezeway. Sue was able to read a little, while I worked on the blog.
There is a woman who works at the hotel that we have been having fun with. She does a little of everything, but has been our waitress in the evening. While we were enjoying the wine, she brought us a big dish of hazelnuts.
Not only were they delicious, but Sue and I had a laugh. A couple weeks before we left, we were looking all over for hazelnuts to make a dessert when friends came to visit – with no luck. Here, it’s hazelnut heaven.
After walking through town earlier and checking out the available places for dinner, we chose to once again eat at our hotel. The food is excellent, the people are friendly and the prices are reasonable.
For tonight’s meal, Sue had the trout again and I had the Wiener schnitzel. We even splurged and had dessert of homemade ice cream – two scoops each.
After dinner, we retreated to the room to enjoy the view, listen to some music and relax. I must say, not keeping up a torrid pace has allowed me to keep my back in check. Besides, who doesn’t like to relax on vacation..