We now began the rest of our journey leaving from home on daily outings whenever we had free time.
Today we drove to Giswil and began our walk to the Brünig Pass.
On the way we stopped at a very pleasant restaurant and had a real ‘schale’ (milk coffee in a bowl).
the waitress was very pleasant. It overlooked the Lungern lake with the Pass in the background.
We walked around part of the lake and stopped at the Chapel of _St. Beatus who, legend has it,
was a son of a Scottish king, baptised in England by St. Barnabas and the first apostle to Switzerland.
Although he had a hermitage on the lake of Thun, his remains were moved to Lungern due to the number
of pilgrims who visited Beatenburg and who were driven back from his cave at spear-point by Zwinglian Protestants.
We then began our climb; it was a lot more gentle than we had imagined and we soon found ourselves ourselves almost at the top
of the pass. We stopped for a snack and there was an signpost to a chapel so we thought we would visit but after walking some way,
and still not getting near, we decided to turn round and continue our climb. The ‘top’ was a little disappointing as it was a
major road junction with a lot of traffic and a very basic restaurant where people were smoking.
We had a hot drink and then caught the train to Giswil. We arrived just before Mass so we stayed on as we would leave too early
to attend Mass the following day.