Monday, July 18, 2005

Excellent weekend

I spent an excellent weekend packed so full with events that it seemed like a mini holiday:

  • Friday evening straight after work we went to Montreux for a swim in Lake Geneva and afterwards attended the famous Jazz Festival. What an experience even staying on the fringe and not attending the "official" concerts. We saw a Swedish a capella group that had 20 singers and about that many voices. Lovely food too!
  • Saturday BBQ and swimming in the Aare in Bern. We went to the amazing Aare loop in Felsenau.
  • Sunday mountain biking in Valais. Thomas and I cycled from Fiesch to Kühboden and on to Märjelensee with views across the Aletsch glacier (26km long, 81sqkm surface), then back downhill via a single trail above the Fiesch glacier. From there, Thomas in his usual kamikaze manner took an almost vertical downhill. Having sweated enough with fear already I descended more leisurely over Riederalp and Bettmeralp towards Brig and also took in the panoramic views from the top of Eggishorn.

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