Well mainly a travelling day today with a trip from Interlaken to Zermatt. The journey itself is worth it just for the scenery along the way. Particularly interesting was the terraced vineyards and the stone roofs of small houses. Have had a close look and can't see how they stay on. The train was great very smooth and quiet. Can't make out how a country of only 7 million can have a public transport system that far outweighs our own. Zermatt is the base camp for the Matterhorn an imposing mountain of about 4500 mts. Bit cloudy today and can't get full view as yet. The idiosyncrasies of this town is that only in May and November are petrol driven cars or trucks allowed into town all other months only electric taxis are in use. It is a small town of about six thousand with very small cobblestoned alleys and full of all the regular tourists shop as well as restaurants etc. You have never seen so many watch shops in Switzerland. Walked from station to hotel aptly named Le Petit Hotel as the rooms are not that large. Went out for dinner at the Hotel Post which was well patronized and meal was good. The kids looking forward to the Matterhorn tomorrow although a lot depends on the weather although we have been lucky so far.
Unfortunately the photos don't do justice to the steepness of the mountains these people live on as it's unbelievable - make our driveway look like a runway. A little bit colder down here and only about 12 tomorrow. One other amazing part is that if you ski on the Matterhorn you can actually go into Italy so the town is very southern Switzerland yet it is a German town. I thought I was back in Ireland. The fellow on reception told us you could drive for an hour and it would be a different language. One good point he did make was that Italy was a lot cheaper so looking forward to some respite.