|The windows are bowed out for better visibility
After the, by now, familiar climb up to Chamby we had the pleasant ride looking down steep heavily wooded hillsides. The agriculture is pastoral with cattle and some sheep. There was a very boisterous calf jumping up and down beside its mother.. At Montbovon we had a meet with a train in the opposite direction. It began to rain. There were several cats hunting in the fields. One well fed one was standing guard by some mole hills looking for snacks. Horses and donkeys became evident as we approached Gstaad.
|Decoration above the door to a 1918 barn
We arrived in a miserable Zweisimmen in the rain and caught a BLS multiple unit to Spiez and on to Thun. We had looked at taking a steamer in the rain from Thun to Spiez but there would have been a lengthy wait and we would miss the opportunity to eat so we decided to search out a restaurant. We found a place that had a good special (salad and pizza).
|The bowl at top left contained oil with copious amounts of hot peppers - we emptied the bowl.
|People were "surfing" in the rapids
|Note the Santa Claus on the right - either too late or too early.
|Thiis street had upper galleries in a manner similar to Chester
|Swans were finding nourishment in the flowering plants