It had stopped raining although still cloudy we decided we would take a drive through the mountains.
First section of our drive was from Meringen up to the Grimselpass at 2,165m. When we started the road it was clear but as we climbed it became foggy and there was snow on the side of the road as we neared the top. We passed a number of lakes but could not see anything. We realised by the short glimpses we got that the terrain was wild and rocky.
As we descended from the pass we came out of the fog and there was a superb vista down the valley. At Gletsch rather than head right to Brig we decided we would take the left road over the Furkapass at 2,431m to Andermatt. This was a narrow twisting road but we had no fog but some snow on the side when we reached the pass. It was a popular road as there appeared to be a rally of vintage cars each with a sign saying ‘Peking to Paris’. There were some fantastic views over the wild and rugged country but we had to concentrate on the road at times as there was sheer drops.
On reaching Andermatt we stopped and had an afternoon refreshment break before we tackled our third mountain pass back to base. From just north of Andermatt we picked up the road to the Sustenpass at 2,259m. Again this was an interesting road to drive not only was it narrow in places but there was a serious of short tunnels and quite a few hairpin bends. On reaching the pass there was snow once again and more over the pass on the side of the road. However, there was great views although the mountain tops were misty.
A really great drive.