Of hiking and climbing

I’m back from our 2-week summer break, which we spent this year in Switzerland and Germany.

The majority of the first week was spent up in the Bernese Oberland, a region we enjoy immensely. We were there all together – I was with my wife and our three kids – but in the mornings the “grown ups” left the kids to sleep in while we walked up to the centre of Adelboden.

This was partly to give our puppy, Daisy, a bit of exercise…

Nibbling a pine cone

… but also because we love having a quiet breakfast at Haueter, considered one of the best bakeries in Switzerland.

Breakfast at Haueter

Aside from our walks into town, we spent a couple of afternoons at Engstligenalp. The first day we just walked to the Engtsligen Falls


… while the second day was spent on top, where we could introduce Daisy to some different kinds of animal.

There were goats:


In fact lots of goats!

More goats

And she also got to meet her first cow.

Daisy meets her first cow

Engstligenalp is really a special place, both in summer and winter. We love going up there.

Puppy and goats

After coming home for the…

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