Distance: 15.5 km
Elev: 106 m up, 5 m down, net +101m
After Frau Feuz told us her secret to making wonderful muesli for breakfast, we set out on another “Chamber of Commerce” day.
There was an interesting chapel to St Margareten in the town of the same name, where we stopped for lunch. The chapel has a pilgrim stamp in the style we are seeing often in Switzerland: a pre-printed address label. I guess the rubber stamp was too much trouble to maintain! Lunch was at a pub on the corner directly opposite he chapel; they have a Tagesmenu and made a terrific salad plate.
We have enjoyed interacting with the livestock as we pass the farms. Today we saw freshly-shorn alpacas (the head is not clipped, so they look like they’re wearing toupees). And the Swiss cows wear these enormous bells so they can be found.
It is the warmest day of the trip so far in the mid-70’s. We are all in shorts and sun-protection shirts and sunscreen. But it is still a long, scorching day, with little shade until the end, where we encounter some gratuitous hills.
Lodging. The Benedictine Kloster has a guesthouse with private rooms (90 CHF single, 150 CHF double) and also a bunkbed dormitory (Mehrbettenraum) at 38CHF with WC down the hall and showers upstairs. Towels provided but not sheets. Breakfast is included.
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