Move from Lugano up to St Moritz. Foggy start. First stop for “the people that come on Mondays” is at Sufers –photo of lake left. Then on to Viamala Schlucht (Bad Way Gorge) – spectacular gorge and remains of Roman trail.

Next “photo-op” is a viaduct, which the Glacier Express (our trip tomorrow) traverses; this is also in the middle of “Heidi country”.

Into St Moritz then and Hotel Monopol. Lunch, at a nearby bakery, consists of a sandwich and pastry each. Pot of tea and a pot of coffee bring the cost to 37 SFR.

SM brings us on a short walk around the lake. Then we board the bus to the local train station and get on the Bernina Express. Even though the train passes a double glacier and some waterfalls, the trip is slightly disappointing.

In fact, the return trip by bus is better as regards spectacular views. We also come across a mobile milking parlour (photo above) at a high altitude point on the Swiss Italian border.
The amount of tourists from the far east is a surprise to us. They are well catered for, Japanese assistants in the shops and multi-lingual signs (photo on left).

Back at the hotel, we enjoy a “happy hour” with Angie (Scottish barperson) and the hour after a decent meal in the hotel dining room is happy enough also.