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London was calling

On the train from the midlands to London. I listened to The Clash, London Calling. Its both a distopian and resilient view of London. It seemed fitting as a bombing in the tube had set a sombre tone. But London is … Continue reading

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Last stop in Switzerland for this trip

From Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald you can see the Aletsch Glacier. Running over the mountains.  But, in time, it may be lost a sad loss both in beauty and the impact on the Alps. North of Interlaken the valley runs north to … Continue reading

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Stelvio

Its the big daddy of the Alps Stelvio 2760 metres high From Lake Como four passes to reach the top Maloja pass through to Saint Moritz  Then climb the Ofen Pass And onto Santa Maria at the foot of Stelvio … Continue reading

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Lago di Como (Lario) 

The brochure called it the lake of dreams. But it’s a lake of life and vitality.  From the tourist towns like Bellagio  The narrow streets of the villages full of smells of fine food, chatter and laughter And beautiful villages … Continue reading

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Roads to Lago di Como

I want to thank the countries of Europe for boring tunnels and building motorways so there is less traffic on the beautiful mountain passes.  Riding the passes of Austria, Switzerland, and Italy to Lake Como was sublime.  Emerging from a … Continue reading

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The Bergennen at Seebodenalp

The Bergennen or hill climb race at Seebodenalp is a 500 metre climb over a 5 km track.  The top of the track providing views over Kussnacht am Rigi.  It was an event for historic bikes and some cars The … Continue reading

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High peaks, glaciers, lakes and fine twisty roads this must be the Swiss Alps – revisited

WARNING Alpine roads and scenery and culture are known to cause Alpinitis, a disease that creates an almost uncontrollable urge to return. The only relief is more Alpine riding, which results in reinfection.  This warning sits in small print on … Continue reading

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