The Pot of Gold

29 Jun



I found my pot of gold today at the end of the rainbow in Switzerland. A double rainbow even. What a marvelous two hour lake steamer cruise on the Vierwaldstättersee! A Rundfahrt (great word)…a roundtrip. It rained for a while and we all ducked inside or under shelter, but as we approached Vitznau, this was our reward. The water was such a beautiful blue.

Our boat, the Uri, arrived at Pier 1 in Luzern.


We passed regattas as we moved deeper into the mountains.


Expensive large homes dotted the hillsides. Switzerland is a very wealthy country.


The payoff…the incredible mountain scenery.


The engine of our steamer hard at work. Here you see Swiss craftsmanship and precision at work.


And the paddle wheel.


Our approach to Weggis (pronounced Vegas).


No words necessary for this one.


Greeting a passing steamer.


At Vitznau.


I’m happy. Chilled, but happy. I had a glass of white wine and didn’t notice I was cold.


Returning in the evening.

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Back at the main train station. All excursions begin and end at the Hauptbahnhof.



Tomorrow is a day of rain so I’ll be doing some museum hopping.


11 Responses to “The Pot of Gold”

  1. Sonel June 29, 2013 at 6:39 am #

    Love your photo’s Rosemarie. Enjoy hon! 😀

  2. Linda Arthur Tejera June 29, 2013 at 10:14 am #

    Wonderful photos — again! 🙂

    • Rosemarie June 29, 2013 at 3:02 pm #

      It is hard to take bad photos when you are in the mountains of Switzerland.

  3. Heyjude June 29, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

    Those lake steamers are a wonderful way of cruising around the Swiss lakes, I went on one on Lake Geneva and the journey was as good as the destination (Yvoire). Glad you are enjoying yourself! When does the hiking begin?

    • Rosemarie June 29, 2013 at 3:02 pm #

      Hiking begins July 1. Rain is predicted.

  4. Rosanna June 29, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

    Beautiful photos of beautiful places! Nice!

  5. ruthincolorado June 30, 2013 at 11:28 pm #

    What a stunning place! Have fun, Rosemarie!

  6. Photography Journal Blog July 1, 2013 at 2:11 am #

    I love that first photo.

    • Rosemarie July 1, 2013 at 4:49 am #

      Right place at the right time. Thank you.

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