Taking it easy again today – by which I mean walking about on the flat and not going far. Went for a walk through Wilderswil and then on to Interlaken past the ruins of Schloss Unspunnen – which seems notable mainly for its obscurity.
Walking trails in Switzerland are all nicely signposted and nobody appears to knock them down or block the paths with barbed wire, destroy the stiles, put bulls on the paths or grow cash crops over them – which is nice.
We found somewhere to eat just in time – I was just settling down to sausage, onion gravy and rösti when the heavens opened, the lightning flashed etc etc. Serious rain – this shot doesn’t really capture just how heavy it was.
Fortunately it soon passed and we set off to complete out task for the day – which was to claim our free cake from the restaurant at the top of the Metropole Hotel (we had two ‘free cake’ vouchers in our welcome pack from Swiss Travel).
First we had to negotiate Interlaken where we were distracted by this plastic cow:
But we finally made it – Marion went for apricot slice, Naomi had some strawberry cheesecake confection and I went for a dependable and entirely British custard slice.
The restaurant is called ‘At the Top’ which is an entirely apt name as it’s on the 18th floor of the tallest building for miles – the Metropole Hotel. Unsurprisingly it has cracking views of Interlaken, and judging by Marion’s smile cracking apricot slice as well.