6 Aug 12
Epping guides made a splash today in more ways than one! First off to Trummelbach waterfalls near the town of Lauterbrunnen. We were kept fairly damp as the spray from 20,000 litres of water a second gushed by us but also as we went outside the sky tried a little sprinkle of its own! Amazing falls have carved some beautiful shapes into the rock. The water crashes down around you with such deafening thunder that I couldn’t hear one of the guides. If you had heard them singing on the train- you would know those falls must be mighty loud!
So we dripped our way out of Trummelbach towards the beautiful mountain views of Grindelwald. Luckily these guides like water and carry round with them their little blue guide centenary ducky just to prove it. Ducky is not the only one who paddled today as it became a bit of a competition for 3 of the guides as to who could splash the others the most. You are never far from a water fountain in Switzerland and some of the ladies have the soggy shirts to prove it! Ducky then spent the afternoon squirting water in my ear! I may need to purchase a water gun to defend myself against ducky and his water friends!
Fashion: amazing socks sported today- stripy and pink! See the photos
Quote of the day: any one of the brilliant songs are quotable, although the most commonly heard phrase today ws “oh my gosh look at this fit boy!”
New word: edelweiss, which the group learnt is neither a cheese nor a girls name but the name of a flower that grows high up in alpine regions; literal translation “noble white”
Local flavour: cake shop at trummelbach falls sells delicious plum cake, apple cake, pistachio cake, Coffe and walnut cake, gooy merengue with strawberry coulis, shortbread, strawberry tart, cheese cake AND I settled for a chocolate brownie With nuts! Unfortunately I didn’t have time (or funds) to try them all…
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6 August 2012