At last we see the return of ham bacon and scrambled eggs to the menu. Thought I may have sprouted leaves the amount of fruit we have been eating for breakfast. Lucerne is big city for here but still with all outlying hamlets around the lake still under 400 thousand people. We took a two hour cruise up the lake with several stops where you could disembark or stay on. Joel was brave enough to wear shorts but didn't last to long out on deck. They actually sell sunscreen here and bikinis are displayed in shop windows. The cruise was scenic but now looking forward to Italy. After cruise went for a walk to a carving of a lion into a cliff face. Lots of Asians there all with two cameras each and had to push way to the front to get a photo. The cruise was also part of the Swiss pass which seems to get you into anything. Really having trouble with the wifi here I was wondering if they thought it referred to an African warrior. On the walk back I saw a domed building that stated it had large painting depicting the 1870 Franco/German war. We weren't let down but the large part! 6600 square feet of painting on inverted arc in a theatre about 40mts by 40mts. It was done in 3d and was lifelike. It was circular so walked around the gallery and took video. It was really worth looking at. City is busy but nothing like Melbourne more like Geelong. Some getting around in summer gear but it's only about 16. I see by the results of the races the punters should be in front. The good ones that is. Putting most of the day in Lucerne tomorrow and fly to Venice late in the day.
At the centre of town is main station and just near here there are thousands of bikes which apparently people use to ride to station to get to work as only 70 odd thousand live in the city section. Another interesting part of town is the busy intersections. They have escalators on each corner which take you down to a big shopping mall and escalators that take you up to whatever corner you need to go. A lot quicker and practical. An example of the intersection would be Flinders and Swanston.