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Saturday, December 09, 2006


finding one's way

For those of us using GPS, we get used to finding one's way in many different circumstances. I try not to take this for granted. Today was a time I really appreciated the technology and O&M skills to go along with it.
Mike ready to go with his Sendero GPS
Charles and I are staying in an apartment in the Swiss mountain village of Bullet. We had dinner with friends last night in a nearby hamlet of Les Rasses. Rather than having our friends pick us up this morning, we decided to walk to their chalet. We had marked it the night before.
Mike and Charles' mountain road route
So, off we went, following a pedestrian route on narrow mountain roads, slushy with new snow. As the fog lifted, Charles commented on the incredible views over the valley and to Lake Neu Chatelle far below.
the fog clears to reveal a breath-taking view of Lake Neu Chatelle, endless mountain tops and snow covered trees
We were tempted at one point to go cross country to the chalet when we were told it was just 400 feet away but our route called for us to continue a half mile further up the road before doubling back. We took the safe but longer route. We only made one slight wrong turn down someone's driveway before arriving at the chalet.

I don't think any right-minded sighted person would have attempted this walk without a map and good directions. It was a piece of cake for us with the Sendero GPS and a wonderful morning walk as well.
a snow covered tree

Our friends were sure impressed when they came downstairs to find the coffee already on.

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