Had a really great weekend in Churwalden-Lenzerheide located in the eastern part of the Swiss Alps. We were very lucky with the weather. Both Saturday and Sunday were sunny and clear. No rain jackets or layers of heavy clothing were necessary. I was able to hike in just a tank top and even had to use sunscreen.
I love spending weekend just like this. Being outdoors, getting plenty of fresh air, taking in the most amazing picture perfect views and getting a lot of exercise. Love falling a sleep after a day like this when you are really tired in the best possible way. You tend to go to sleep rather early and you wake up early and ready for yet another day, a new hike, new challenges.
You just can't get enough of this quiet natural beauty. Hearing the sounds from the cowbells and the water rushing down the small creeks.
We did two different hikes. Each day and hike were about 4 hours. Variations in both altitude and landscape. Sometimes you walk on narrow paths sometimes on wider more proper country roads cutting through both woods, fields and open spaces. There is water where you can refill your water bottle at various points a long the way. It is just so relaxing for both body and mind to go hiking. Never thought I would love it so much.
The happy cows of Switzerland. You pass by them every now and then. The sounds of the cowbells is always present somewhere around you.
Crystal clear lakes scattered around. The turquoise waters are just mesmerizing. It is the minerals in the ground that give the water their specific super coloring.
Back in Basel and here summer seems to have returned for the moment. Ever since Thursday last week it has been around 25 degrees C. I had started to put away some of my summer clothes but that was apparently too early. We had kind of a crappy summer so I certainly do not mind getting some more nice summer days.