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The Pot of Gold

29 Jun

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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.

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We passed regattas as we moved deeper into the mountains.

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

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The payoff…the incredible mountain scenery.

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

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And the paddle wheel.

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Our approach to Weggis (pronounced Vegas).

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No words necessary for this one.

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Greeting a passing steamer.

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At Vitznau.

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

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Returning in the evening.

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

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

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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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