May 19 - Zernez, Switzerland

May 19, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

I'm writing this post from an up-scale hotel in Zernez in the Engadine, Switzerland. We had planned to drive into Italy this morning, but awoke to rain and 3C. We realized that it would be snowing in Ofenpass. We could see snow on the mountains just above the village, so we decided to wait for better weather tomorrow. Rain was all around, so we could not have escaped it.

This a scene in Zernez this morning.

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On Tuesday we drove north from Fehraltorf to the village of Stein am Rhein. This is a photo of some vineyards in the Rhine region of Switzerland.

May 17-1May 17-1 This is the village of Stein am Rhein as seen from Schloss Hoheklingen.

May 17-2May 17-2 The main attraction here is the painted facades of old buildings, some of which are seen in this photo.

May 17-3May 17-3 The neatness of Switzerland is evident in this photo of cutting the grass along the road up to the castle (schloss).

May 17-4May 17-4 Here is a view of the fields along the Rhine River, as seen from the castle road.

May 17-5May 17-5 Wednesday was the first full day of sunny weather since we arrived. We left Veronica's after a stay longer than planned. So we drove eastward, stopping to make this photo along the Walensee.

May 18-1May 18-1 We drove the autobahn for a while, and then turned east toward Davos. Here is a photo in the small village of Jenaz in the Engadine.

May 18-2May 18-2 Beyond Davos we headed to Fluela Pass. As we climbed and zigzagged the switchbacks, we encountered more snow, but the road was bare and dry.

May 18-3May 18-3 Once across the Fluela Pass, we checked out some of the small villages before finding a room for the night. This photo was made at Guarda, which is situated on a plateau above the valley.

May 18-4May 18-4 Tomorrow we plan to be in Italy, as long as the weather cooperates.

 


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