After a train ride most of the way
up Lucerne’s Mt. Rigi…
…there was still a steep ascent/descent
to attain its summit and return.
In my pre-teen years,
a fireman I never wanted to be,
I wanted to be an archeologist.
So when Pompeii was on our itinerary,
it would have taken a deluge
akin to the one that hit New York this week…
…to stop me from walking around the Pompeii ruins.
I think imminent wet weather may have
curtailed our guided tour
However, the worst of the rain held off
until we completed our inspection.
An example of a mammal is the Koala.
Burnt stubble in late summer.
A paddleboard on Lake Lucerne
Paddling Lake Lucerne.
One bloke, four girls and guess who
is doing the work?
Maybe he’s just the ballast!
Paddling at the beach
An old stern-wheel paddle
Gibson Steps Beach
Perhaps not quite a Sculpture again this week,
but interesting just the same.
A stone from Mt Emei in China sits
on top of Switzerland’s Mt Rigi…
…signifying the formation of a sister relationship
between the two mountains in 2009…
….located in China’s Sichuan Province and
Switzerland’s Cantons of Schwyz and Lucerne.
The stone exchange is a strong symbol designed
to strengthen the partnership between
Mt. Rigi and Mt. Emei.