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Permanent Tourist

A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

Simmental by Moonlight

It was a bitingy cold, clear, starry evening yesterday, so we headed up to the road from Boltigen to the Jaun Pass, slipping and scrabbling over the snowy road to get an elevated view over the moonlit valley below. Jo and I first went up to see this view when I collected her from the airport on her very first trip to see me in January 2005. One of the most magical things for me about the view in winter is the little train running along the valley floor, which blows a cloud of snow to either side as it progresses like a glow worm through the silent landscape. Sadly, there’s no way to capture the beauty of this moment with a camera so you’ll have to take my word for it :).