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A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

Hondrich, Switzerland

There are viewpoints all over the place near where we live. But this one proved to be a bit of a surprise. The sun had woken me comparatively early on a Saturday morning, so I wrapped up warm against the cold, donned my hiking boots, and set off and upwards from home with no particular goal.

After crossing under the main Spiez-Interlaken road, I decided to head for the top of the wooded hill at Hondrich. My first goal was a road which I’ve driven along many times, from which the potential view down to the lake was photo-worthy. But when I finally arrived there, the view was blocked by spindly trees, so I carried on into the woods and aimed for the summit.

Once atop the hill, I found a single small clearing in the trees, at which a bench had been placed to enjoy the southerly view across Hondrich village and the surrounding farmland. A good spot to take a photo and have a rest, before turning back the way I’d come and head for home.