Thursday, August 17, 2017

Picture Postcard Perfect: Splügen to Andermatt

The days are all starting to run together now as the end of our tour is in sight. So much is packed into each day. So many sights, so many "wow" moments, so many experiences on and off the bike.

We started off Wednesday in Splügen and descended the gorges we had climbed up the previous day. There was a light rain falling for most of the descent, which marked the longest period of time I've ever ridden in the rain (during my extensive cycling career of five years). On the way down, I stopped and spread more of Mark's ashes at another beautiful spot overlooking a particularly steep spot in the gorge:

Once we exited the gorge, the rain stopped, and we had improving weather all the rest of the day. As we rode, it seemed that everywhere I looked I saw scenes that could have been used for picture postcards or those 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles. Green valleys, dark forests, scores of churches perched on mountainsides, quaint houses. It went on and on.

Our destination that day was Andermatt. It's not a very big place, but it oozes quaintness. It was fun to walk around and take pictures before a very happy happy-hour.

Nancy and Glenn, our tour operators

Tom and John, the other members of the rainbow contingent on the tour

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