Alex Seal

Switzerland

Swiss Trip 2007

Introduction

After many months of planning and discussion a group of 3 signalman from Bristol Panel finally escaped the doom and gloom of England to enjoy an action packed trip to Switzerland. The party consisted of...

Alex Seal - Lawrence Hill - Roy Hutchinson
© Pretty girl with a nice smile (name unknown)

Alex Seal - Tour guide, timetable guru and lunch organiser.
Lawrence Hill - Womaniser, toboggan expert and animal interpreter.
Roy Hutchinson - Senior photographer, food critic and general bad influence.

It was planned to fly from Bristol Airport on the morning of Monday 8 January 2007. However, a few days before departure there was a shamozzle with the runway being too slippy, leading to easyJet refusing to fly from Bristol. With many flights diverted to Cardiff we were hopeful we'd leave as planned on the Monday morning. On the Sunday afternoon however, it was announced that our flight was cancelled. A quick and thankfully painless trip to Bristol Airport allowed us to transfer our flights to sunny Bournemouth, returning a day later that originally planned.   Grounded!

Our trip...

Day 1  

Day 1

Bristol to Bournemouth Airport, flight to Geneva. Rail from Geneva Airport to Pontresina via Zurich, Chur & Samedan. Click here.

Day 2  

Day 2

Pontresina to Tirano (Italy), back to Ospizio Bernina, Alp Grüm for lunch. Then fast train back to St. Moritz, walk around the lake before returning o Pontresina for dinner. Click here.

Day 3  

Day 3

The tobogganing day! Lie in then bashing run to Zernez, back to Preda for tobogganing to Bergün. Lunch up a mountain, 'death run,' then 'easy run' then escape to Filisur for dinner. Everything closed, so back to Pontresina! All details here.

Day 4  

Day 4

Busy day... Waving goodbye to Pontresina we headed north for Zurich via Filisur, Davos, Klosters, Chur and Arosa! We even found time for a few beers in Zuirch with a random Irish chap! Here.

Day 5  

Day 5

A hungover voyage to Montreaux, enjoying the MOB Golden Pass line in a slightly dehydrated tired condition! Lawrence could hardly 'bear' it... photographs here.

Day 6  

Day 6

Our last day! A quick dash up a mountain on a rack railway to Rochers-de-Naye, before making a swift return to Geneva Airport for our flight home. You know you want to read more...