I just thought I would let you all know about what has been possibly the
best day of my life. I woke up this morning to yet another gorgeous sunny
day in the Swiss Alps, had breakfast in the sun whilst looking at the
mountains with my roommates and then the fun began!
We headed up the road to another place run by this hostel, donned wetsuits,
lifejackets and helmets, then another cool bus ride up into the mountain
nearby. Then we canyoned back down the mountain. It was awesome!!!! We
jumped off rocks 20ft high into swirling white water, abseilled a little,
and went for the most awesome natural water slides. To top it off we spent
some time under gorgeous water falls and I even have photos to prove it all.
Exhilerated, and yet a little exhausted, we headed back to the hostel. There
I said goodbye to my roommates who were heading off, and had a brief rest
before the afternoons activity....paragliding. Oh my god!!! It was sooooo
amazing. My pilot/ instructor was a totally gorgeous Swiss guy, so it really
wasn't so hard to settle back in to his arms as we soared over the mountains
and the lakes. The scenery here is so totally spectacular words can,t
possibly do it justice. I just hope the photos can give you guys the
The mountains are so beautiful - jagged peaks that reach towards the sky,
softened by pure white snow. Below the mountains are the most pristine aqua
blue lakes that lead up to the tree covered slopes which are the most
amazing array of different shades of green. Every so often (actually there
are heaps), there are the most beautiful water falls cascading over the
rocks. The water is so clear and pure it tastes divine.
All of that we soared over. It was so quiet up there we could hear the cow
bells below us. We even saw an eagle flying really close to us. We soared up
and down with the thermals going wherever the wind took us. It was the most
As we got lower, the pilot started doing a few tricks...in his words - a
free falling roller coaster. It was sooo much fun.
I still cant wipe the grin off my face. I
spent a little while reminicsing with one of the other guys who did it with
me who is really sweet.
Unfortunately tonight is my last night amongs the mountains before I head
off to Florence. I think I will go for another walk tonight. It is so amazing looking at the stars above the mountains which are a slightly darker shade
of midnight blue than the sky. It would be the perfect end to a perfect day!
Anyway I just had to share that with you all. Hope your days were just as
spectacular. If not, I hope tomorrow is.