In my earlier blog titled “Over the Top” I left you with the thought that the train trip over the Alps would be hard to bet. Actually being playing in the snow and walking across and into the glaciers on the top of Mount Titlis at 10000 feet as Naomi has already blogged would have to challenge the train for this title! Being actually on top of one of the highest peaks surrounded my numerous peaks embracing glaciers gave an even more amazing view for low level desert dwellers like ourselves.
Over the next few days I found myself staring at the beautiful scenery just soaking it in. Each day around mid morning colourful para-gliders would gather over the mid level peaks swarming in circles chasing thermals that would carry them higher and further up the surrounding peaks. If they couldn’t find a thermal, a slow but graceful descent into the beautiful valley and over the village of Engelberg could hardly be described as a let down (excuse the pun).
Needless to say by our last day I succumbed and went for my first Para-glider flight (Tandem of course!) When we started our trip with a hot-air balloon over the fairy chimneys in Cappadocia why not finish it off with a Para-glider flight in the Swiss Alps!