After a late night update for our travel blog, our first on this trip, we crossed the border to Switzerland to park for the night. This morning we woke up a little sour after yesterdays trek. It great here in Switzerland, here and there along the road there are spring water taps. That makes it easy to fill up our freshwater containers.
We stopped at a petrol station to go to the toilet. And wow what a toilet it was. When we opened the door, the birds started singing and the walls were decorated with trees, flowers and butterflies. On top of that the smell was lovely. Socar is our new favorite petrol station.
Switzerland is also very beautiful with narrow streets, small villages and lots of flowers. We are trying to stay away from the highways now. To drive on the highways we need to buy a Vignette for 40 Euro. It is a kind of highway tax. And when we travel the small roads we get too see and experience much more, for example this. The highway is passing right over it.
We started the day with climbing over the Klausen pass, 1 948 m. The next one was S:t Gotthard pass, 2 106 m. It was very cloudy on top. There are three ways to cross S:t Gotthard, through the tunnel, by tarmac road over the pass or by the very old brick road over the pass called Tremola. We choose the charming brick road with its narrow curves, of course. We were really surprised that an old road like that could be in such good condition.
We have crossed several high pass today. And it has been ha tough day for our Saab. But it will likely to be worse later on during our trip. This is a pre-season training for our new Saab. We stopped for the night at Neufenen pass at 2 487 m. tonight we will need warm clothes and a thick blanketů