I have arrived in Wengen, Switzerland. For those of you who are not familiar with the country, Wengen is in the Alps, set over 4,000 feet above sea level, and about 2,000 feet above the valley floor. It is a gorgeous village – I have stayed here before and it is the place I keep coming back to.
I am staying in a hotel I have used before, the Sunstar. My room has a balcony with a view over the Lauterbrunnen valley. In the afternoon, the sun shines full on to the balcony, so the other side of the valley is in shadow….
For my first full day here, I HAD to go up to Kleine Scheidegg! This is the col at the top of the pass between the Eiger and the Mannleichen range, and it is where ski runs start to go down to both Wengen and the Grindelwald valley.
They then decided trains could go down, to take the hundreds of folk stranded at Kleine Scheidegg back to their starting point. I came back via the Coop, and bought myself the perfect lunch – rhubarb tart and cold coffee – which I ate on the balcony, watching the flags.