Sunday started off with Ben declaring “that was the best night’s sleep I’ve ever had on a camp”. The fresh mountain air is obviously working its magic. We were all hoping for good weather as this was the day that we were heading up to the World Heritage site of Oeschinensee. The sun shone down on us and we caught the free blue bus into town and then off up the mountain gondola. Ruth set us a mini competition to guess the name of the local mountain, the clue she gave us was that is was named after a fruit. We all had to determine its shape. We had various guesses, including strawberry,pineapple and African bush fruit (that was the Explorers’ contribution….). No winners, as it was a pear (Birne – German). The Swiss have shortened it in their dialect to Bire.
Directly below the mountain was the Rodelbahn (summer toboggan run). We all had at least two goes and some spent pocket money on a couple more goes. There are several speed freaks amongst us. Then it was off to the lake for lunch and a paddle,zigzagging the cows on the way. After our refreshing dip, we hiked down to the village for a slightly warmer dunk and dive at the village pool. We finished the day off with an international BBQ with troops from around the world. The Americans are hoping to swap badges with us tomorrow.