Skate & Rail Ultra 2012 Day 5 1 August
S-Chanf (CHE) - Sion (CHE) 8 km
On skates: S-Chanf - La Punt Chamues. 8 km
By train: La Punt Chamues - Sion
Map used by courtesy of Michael Seitz.
"Schlaf im Stroh" at Hof Gabriel in S-Chanf. Berore sunrise the temperature was 3° C.
"Schlaf im Stroh" at Hof Gabriel in S-Chanf (above).
Breakfast at Hof Gabriel "Schlaf im Stroh" in S-Chanf.
Passing the golf course Zuoz-Madulain, one of the highest situated golf courses in Europe.
It is only 8.08 am and we have already finished the skating for today (8 km). The rest of the day we went by train.
Waiting for the Glacier Express in Samedan.
9.27 am, entering the Glacier Express in Samedan.
Read about Heidi. (By the way, the cup is filled with tea.)
The youth hostel in Sion.
In Sion Linda and Urs had arranged that a friend of theirs came to perform alphorn for us. Magic!
Sheet music "Also blus das Alphorn heut" that Brahms wrote on a post card in 1868.
Time for next surprise!
Here is a video showing how hang is played.
This was really a magic evening!
Alphorn minus bell = didgeridoo. And Armin knew how to play it!
On the main square in Sion we watched the Swiss national day being celebrated.
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