Friday, 16 October 2015

Zermatt September 2015 - Day 11

To Furi and back, and departure

After a quick breakfast, we finished the packing and prepared to leave. It’s always a sad moment after a great holiday, but there was an upside: we had a whole morning to use up before we had to catch the train back to Geneva Airport.

As if in recognition of our departure, the weather had turned – it was cold, misty and mizzly, and snow had accumulated overnight on the lower hills as if winter had suddenly decided it could hold off no longer.

Snow on the lower hills

Never mind: we took a walk up to Furi and back by the most direct route, then stopped for lunch on the way back down, reflecting on a wonderful holiday.

As we were celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary, there we a few things we decided we wanted to do to mark the occasion: an anniversary Top 10, if you like – stay overnight in a hut, go for a meal at Chez Vrony, walk the high level path to Trift for apple pie, do the 5 Lakes Loop, pick wild raspberries, see the lights on the Matterhorn at night, watch one of the Matterhorn-related films at the cinema, buy an anniversary Swiss Army knife, visit the Klein Matterhorn.

There was just one thing left on our “to do” list – eat a hearty Rosti! – and this we did at the café du Pont at the top end of Zermatt high street.

Inside the Cafe du Pont, roughly translates as "if you
think you are at the end, then comes the turn"

Then it was time to leave. The train journey itself is interesting, with plenty of scenery to look at along the way. We also did a bit of a recce from the carriage: our next Swiss trip is only a few months away, and although the reason for it is not walking related, you never know! 

It would be great to walk Switzerland’s mountains again one day, so maybe this was an omen - perhaps it was not the end of our Swiss adventures, just the turn!

In total, we did approx. 201km (125 miles) during the holiday.

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