By now all of you will have been familiar with the Susten Pass since I’ve written about it a couple of times. One morning we drove our two guests over the Pass to Meiringen in the Bernese Oberland.
Stopping for us to walk through the Aareschlucht or Aare Gorge, Walter drove to the other end to wait for us.
The Aare Gorge is a section of the River Aare (pronounced Are-Ray) that carves through a limestone ridge, an indirect result of glaciation, just as the Ice Age was coming to an end. Less than 2 km. long, this passage is bordered by sheer cliffs up to 50 m.high on either side.
The gorge varies in width from 30 m.at its widest to just 1 m.at its narrowest.
After this amazing sight, we went on to Interlaken to have lunch in a lovely restaurant on a hill overlooking a valley and the Lake of Thun.
On the way back home, we stopped at the Victoria Jungfrau Hotel for a cold beer.