Day 28. Tuesday. 10/10/2019. Ipsach near Biel, Switzerland.
Happy birthday Robbie from across the miles. 23!! Hard to believe. Love you.
We stayed in a lovely Airport Hotel and Marcel was there to pick us up just after 9am. He looks well and we were all happy to see each other. We got a taxi to the Airport Train station, and at 10.09 boarded our train to Beil where we changed to a smaller train for 3 stations to Ipsach, where Trudi and Marcel now live. It is a lovely unit overlooking farmland and hills in the distance, very close to the train station, local Migro grocery shop, walks through farmland and forest/bush, beside the river with small and not so small boats moored each side which runs into Lake Biel to a lovely restaurant. Trudi was waiting on the station when we arrived and again, hugs all around. They’re great long-distance friends. We had a lovely lunch of spatzlig and chicken curry with vegs, chatted a lot, then played 3 games of 5 Crowns, a card game we all like. After a cuppa, we crossed the train line and went walking down to the river, through the woods beside the lake and had dinner at the restaurant. A lot of interpretation by the waiter and Marcel and Trudi, all whose English is better than our Swiss-German, but we sorted it out and enjoyed our meal. Walk back home to coffee and another game of 5 Crowns.
Marcel and Trudi’s place is lovely, the house itself and it’s setting.