Switzerland has lots of waterfalls. It stands to reason, right? I wanted to visit one, and the nearest was accessible by either car or boat. Well, technically you could hike or bike there as well, but that would be all day and more athletic than I have EVER been, so really, no. And Stoney is not a fan of water transport, tolerant as he was in Venice. So car it was. However, let me just say that driving around the bottom tip of this lake and up to the parking for this waterfall was considerably more “adventurous” than any boat ride. The road was steep, hairpin riddled, and in places truly not wide enough for oncoming cars to pass. Shuttle buses came up this road! Seriously?
Anyway, we arrived to this scenery.
Come join me on our tour! And fair warning…this is a bit of a photo-bombing. I am not sharing half what I have, but it is so gorgeous I can’t help myself.
So we turn to head back and visit the hotel. Some sights along the way…
The view of the lake from the hotel is very sweet. This color, in person, is shockingly torquoise. The air is usually hazy to some degree all through the valley. This is definitely one of the clearest shots I have. And the reflective quality of this water compared to most other lakes I have visited is strangely minimal. I don’t know if it is the haze, the shimmer of the water, or the density of the mineral content, but this is the most reflective photo I have. The lakes absolutely mesmerized me.
We picnicked before returning. It had been a very satisfying morning, and completely free.