Glacier Express: Chur to Brig,
then a local train to Kandersteg
Wednesday, 30th September2015
We had some free time
in the morning in Chur.
We tracked Ros down
to a shop and surprised her there!
There was even some
time to go back to Bruce's favourite chocolaterie.
The Glacier Express
at Chur station.
Unlike the Bernina Express, there are
no open windows on the Glacier Express, making it hard to
take good photos without strong reflections getting in the
way. Nevertheless, we did take a few (bad) photos, but mostly,
we just relaxed and savoured the wonderful scenery.
(Note Bruce's new "Glacier Express" cap, which
he bought on the train, because he lost his other cap whilst
taking photos from a train near St Moritz yesterday, much
to the amusement of our fellow passengers!)
At Andermatt, the schedule
allowed for the train to pause. Geoff was able to get out and take
a few photos.
We disembarked at Brig,
where we had a short break before our connecting train to Kandersteg.
The train to Bern, calling
at Kandersteg on the way, which is where we would be getting off.
After climbing steeply
and going through several long tunnels,
we emerged from one to find ourselves in Kandersteg,
approximately half an hour after leaving Brig.
There was quite a change
in the weather up here, compared with the valley town of Brig.