Our plan finally came together and we made it come true.
Rob had invited me to come Kayaking with him a long time ago, but I always dragged him on hikes instead, this time I would be the underdog. After Rob being able to arrange for me to borrow a kayak for the weekend we meet at the leisurely time of 9am to head down to Meggan on the banks Lake of Lucerne, From here the plan was to follow the shore line as it wiggled in and out around the villages, towns, cliffs and forests and as you can see from the first two pictures below, we ended up having two pretty long days of paddling... especially for a novice like myself.
All went well, and we made camp on the side of pretty steep forest with enough space for my hammock and Robs tent, plus the luxury of a campfire. After a well deserved beer, or two, dinner was served (Steak and potatoes) and only the best red wine you can find in a box ;-)
Day two started with a long layin, the weather was a overcast compared to Saturday, but a morning swim woke us up. After packing up and making sure we left the place cleaner than when we had arrived, off we went for another long paddling day. Day two was different, especially with a windy, wavy crossing to Vitznau. and the long stretch home seemed to go on and on and on.
All in all a great weekend and a big thank you to Rob for his organisation and shared kayaking experience.
Last Saturday the RCL 'Old Farts' got together to watch the Dangels Home game and catch up with some old faces over a beer or two.
With lovely weather, great Rugby to watch (the Men's game was unfortunately called off) and some serious catching up to do for some of us, the Restaurant was booked and we where all set.... It was a great Saturday with Mates, Beer, Sun, Fun, and even something to eat... we must be getting old.
Lets do it again.
p.s. Thanks Fergal
On this Hike I had the pleasure of Schlumpf and Rob joining me. A great evening planning various routes with Schlumpf on Thursday lead to a wonderful and trouble free hike in Ticino and a great overnight in the hut Capanna Campo Tencia, one or the oldest huts in the region.
A varied route, with red &white tracks leading higher to some blue & white tracks, some snow fields, some 'off the Beaten track' and even some scrambling thrown in for good measure.
A great team to hike with, with all three of us putting our best foot forward in leading, map reading and buying the ‘Möst‘ in the Hut.
A little refreshment and a short down hill to the hotel, yes!
AS mates do, we shared the view over a 'Möst' or four before dinner, great food, great service, great wine, what a wonderful evening... if it hadn't been for one of us three snoring like a world Champion.
Day two, a long day ahead of us which would include a visit to the tongue of a glacier, past the Albert-Heim hut (that was on the plan yesterday), over the summit of the 'Schafberg' and a little more than 1000m down to the car at Realp.
What a great weekend was had by all three of us, thanks again to Rob for driving and for Eric and all his effort, well done.
Once again the RCL Old Farts got together for a short road trip, to a Beach Rugby tournament held in Spiez. A great train trip a great day was had by all with two wins from two games. Unfortunately we could not participate in the third game to be held on the Sunday as Saturday evening we were to celebrate Guido's 50th!! But a wonderful place, a well organised tournament (thank you RC Bern & RC Thun) and a Great day out with Mates.
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