I’m very excited today, because last night we booked our flights to Venice for next month!!! Unsurprisingly, this has not only got me reminiscing about my previous stays in what is probably my favourite city in the World (so far), but also the incredible Journeys there and back.
The first time I visited Venice was back in September, 2003 (pre Rich having a digital camera, by the way, so the photos in this post are scans). At the time we were living in Germany, and had driven down to Italy through Austria. On the way home we decided to take a different route, through the Swiss portion of the Alps.
We spent one particular night in the village of Altdorf, made famous by the legend of William Tell. Just after dawn the next morning, we said goodbye to Rich’s parents, who were taking a more direct route back to England, and set out to cross the twisting Klausen Pass.
The views as we wound up the switchbacks were breathtaking. The morning couldn’t have been more perfect. The sky was an incredible shade of blue. The air was crisp and fresh, if a little chilly.
Part way down we pulled off the road and wandered a short way along a stream up a side valley. The landscape was totally unspoiled. Up above we could see the glacier that fed the stream, and we simply couldn’t resist trying the water. It really doesn’t get any fresher than that!
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