:: Part 2 - Day Two – Rigi, Lucerne and St Gallen ::
0845hrs. I’m now seated in a rather filled train to Goldau
Via Zug. Switzerland’s trains are very efficient, arriving and
Leaving on the dot. I’m currently travelling southwards, straddling
The western bank of Lake Zurich. It is a bright summer day
Covered by the expanse of a monotone blue sky.
With no clouds. I zoom by several cathedrals with steeples
Adorned with intricate clock faces. I zoom by many cottages
Nestled on the green slopes rising from the lake bank. I know I am
Leaving the city, as the houses grow further apart, and
Warehouses and factories begin to appear in view.
The plan for today is to catch a fast ride to Goldau, and then
Board the cog-railway up to Mount Rigi. I’ll then enjoy a bit of
High altitude (pre-cursor to the grand dame Jungfrau which I’ll
Scale over the weekend) and then descend the other side of Rigi -
So as to board a hour-long ferry across Lake Lucerne. And then
Journey northeastwards via the Pre-Alpine pass.
0855hrs – I caught my first glimpse of the alps.
The snow-white mountain top caught my eye as my train emerged
From the tunnel. It is somewhat surreal; me making an
Abrupt decision to book myself a flight to Zurich when I have
Absolutely no intention, ever, to revisit Switzerland
In the first place.