Thursday, November 19, 2009

Day 10, 1000 Sheep Festival

To day we walked down to the lake behind the hotel we were staying at, to a Church service. Followed by Alpine horn blowing,
Traditional yodeling and an accordion band. The yodeling was very soft and pretty as were the horns. As a side note imagine if you will Goofy skiing or falling off the side of a mountain, he always bellows out the same thing, YA HA HA WHOEEEE! That is the way a Swiss will call to another Swiss up on the mountain to find out where they are at.
After listening to the variety of music, we then watched the Sheep come down from the summer grazing areas.
It was awesome seeing them all come down the hill.
And here they are, at least a few.
More of the sheep and some of the people.
We had to leave to catch the train to get to our next place. This is a picture looking back on the festivities, you can see the white splotch of sheep in the middle.
We took several trains to get to our next hostel in Grindelwald. We had to walk up a steep hill to get to it. The hostel was a several hundred year old chalet, and this was the view from our balcony! This is the Eiger (Ogre) A famous mountain that rock climbers attempt to climb and some die trying.
Just another part of the view.
The Eiger at sunset. I think our guide saved the best place for last. It was so peaceful and beautiful here. For the next couple of nights we would come back from the days adventures eat our dinner, play games, and relax out on the balcony just soaking in the view.

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