Zurich 2004 Day 4

Thursday 9 th September 2004  

Today’s plan was to go the town of Lucerne however I changed my mind again and decided to mount Pilatus, this mountain was taller than Mt Rigi which I was told had some great views. I went by coach like before which was around 1hour and a half long plus we got to have a look at the lion in Lucerne . On the way I made friends with a couple from Australia and spent the journey talking with them. Once we arrived we had to get a small cable car which only took 4 of us at a time however there was lots of them. Half way up the mountain we had to get off and get on another cable car to go up the steepest part of the mountain however this one was very big at fit about 40 people. This was such an amazing view as we were travelling up the mountain. Once at the top there we 3 different peaks to climb up which I spent all of the time climbing and exploring. There was also a restaurant, hotel and a train station. About 20 minutes before I was suppose to meet up to catch the train. I bumped into the couple from Stockport which was a surprise so we spent that time talking. Before meeting back up with the Austrians as I lost them half way round the mountain. We then had to wait for the train down the mountain. This was the steepest cog wheel train in the world and I got some great shots as we came down the mountain. One we arrived we had to catch the boat to take us to a port near Lucerne where we was going to meet up with the coach. The boat ride was cool and there where other sailing boats on the lake so I was taking photos of them. Once I arrived back in Zurich I went back to the hotel to change ready to meet up with Amy and some of her friends to go for some tea. We spent ages looking for a restaurant with some space but we found a nice Italian restaurant where we talked and had pizza. To night was my last so after the meal I went back to the hotel and grabbed my camera to take some night time shots of Zurich .

Zurich 2004 Day 5

Friday 10 th September 2004 

Today I had to get up and pack ready to explore Zurich . I had my breakfast and finished packing before leaving to meet Amy at the train station across the river from the hotel. We had around 5 hours to explore Zurich before I had to set off to get to the airport. We went around all the different churches taking photo’s while walking closer and closer to the lake. Once there we decided to catch a round trip boat around the lake. We sat and talked on the hour and half boat ride before I had to set off back to the hotel to get my luggage we did some shopping and said good bye. I had to get a train to the airport. Once at the airport I checked in and went shopping I brought lots and lots of chocolate and presents before going to the gate to catch the plane. It was late by the time we set off so I listened to music after having tea on the plane and went to sleep and woke up in Manchester .

I hope you have enjoyed reading and looking at my photos of my treks around Europe . I have one more journal to post which is Barcelona . I will be posting this within two weeks.

Paul Turner

France 2007

France 2007 Flight booked

Thursday 4 October

Manchester to Brest

 on flight BE1095 Depart: 10:05, Arrive: 12:55

Saturday 13 October

Brest to Manchester

 on flight BE1096 Depart: 09:50, Arrive: 10:30