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Lucern and Looking Good

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At 06:00 we were sure we were being invaded, The Bells, The Bells......constant for about 10 mins, then it all went quiet.

Finally woke at 8am and got everything packed before breakfast. Peace of mind knowing the bikes were in the secure garage, just a bit un-nerving when we saw the size of the cat basket, more like a mountain lion I should say!

Fantastic sunny morning and 15 degrees by 10 am. No need for a fleece today, as we set off on the A8 towards Lucern only 30km or so, after a refuel we start hitting a few roadworks through the bigger towns. Into Lucern and parked up on the lake front by 11 am.

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Off to see the sights and a short sharp shopping trip after a coffee on the river front.

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The restored Chapel Bridge is still closed and now being repaired with new roofing, only accessible from the western side and then only to the medieval tower and gift shop.

The boat for the lake tour starts at 14:30 and we make it just in time for the 1 hour trip. Sooty was trying to get the pilot to open it up a bit but he was having none of it, 'Rules is rules madam, whether your a biker type or not!'

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We have our accommodation booked for the next couple of nights at Brunig on the Brunigpass A8, so by 16:00 we have to head out of Lucern, which is a bit of a result as rush hour is starting. Good biking roads going south but a little difficult at times with the coaches on the steep winding roads. Just get in the optimum, front wheel skipping max acceleration overtake and we stop for an ice cream, waving at the startled passengers on the coach and smiling driver. Fantastic views over the lake in the valley way below.

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We end up speaking to the Kiwi kiosk owner about the rugby! , we're only 3km from our digs and just after the Police speed trap, no we didn't get caught (front facing camera) although it was attended by a scary looking officer who gave that knowing look as we went past, we roll into Brunig.

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The Sat Nav says stop, in the cafe car park? up above us is our ground floor chalet appartment with not alot around in terms of food or other amenities, just one restaurant for tonight and the snack bar opens at 7:30 for breakfast. Train station is just opposite but I think the last one may have gone back to Lucern by 9 pm!

Susten, St Gottard, Furka & Grimsel passes hopefully tomorrow, weather looking good.

Off to bed!

Posted by Eric_The_Viking 22:13 Archived in Switzerland

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