It’s Sunday so it’s time for our weekly virtual visit to beautiful Switzerland. A country which means so much to our little family. To me. Life happens and it’s meant that we haven’t been able to get to our little bit of alpine heaven since 2015. Our next visit can’t come quick enough.

I’ve been thinking about what it will feel like when I’m finally back there again. It’s going to be at least 7 years since that trip in 2015. Maybe it will feel like the return of a wonderful friend or maybe it will feel like the first time. I still remember what it felt like on my first trip. A flight into Zurich and arrive at the hotel in the early afternoon. Cold and cloudy. The mountains shrouded in mist. But that fresh alpine air. Wow.

Then the next day we headed on the train to Grindelwald. All those books about the massive mountains I head read since childhood, suddenly they were real. I was amongst them. Then a trip up my first Alpine Peak. Not a big one, in fact it’s only a minor summit. But now always a special one to me. The First. On that a Sunday I was up high surrounded by giants like The Eiger.

What a great name for my First Swiss Mountain. FIRST. Yes to me it’s a Mountain. Always my favourite mountain now. Just one of the most uplifting and exhilarating feelings of my life.

Yes the next time I visit Switzerland I hope it feels like the FIRST time again.

51 thoughts on “Swiss Sunday

  1. I always forget what day it is by the end of the day. Saturday Night is my favorite and it always surprises me.πŸ₯°
    New pictures and they’re stunning!! I hope I get to see it for myself someday, but if not I know you’ll continue to share Switzerland… your memories and your FIRST trip back.
    Thank you!!πŸ’ŒπŸ’ŒπŸ’Œ

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  2. Thank’s Gary! I’m so glad WP “allowed” you to post this. I love the visits to lovely Switzerland together with your beautiful pictures every Sunday. And I think it will be a wonderful day, the day when you and Hawklad will return …

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  3. Yes, beautiful Switzerland. Our last time was just before the pandemic became huge (December-January 2020). How do I know this will happen? I would have traveled more and hug more those people who matter to us while there. Oh well, I hope soon we can come back again though it will be very far away from New Zealand now. Let’s hope the world heals soon!

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