A week in the Berner Oberland
We rented a cabin at a campground in Brientz.
Kenny and I took a walk to the river leading to Lake Brientz
At the open-air folk musuem Ballenberg
I think this was the kids favorite part - banging nails into these stumps. They could have done it for a long time.
We also got to shave these posts and make them pointed
I like these chairs made out of curved stumps
Actually the nail pounding was their second favorite - their favorite was finding a puddle full of tiny frogs
So many things were made out of wood only, no metal
An old root cellar
And a "working" outhouse.
Before they had closets, this had to do. They had few enough clothes that it worked
The little bunnies loved dandelion
17 hours walk from Bern
Riding an old fashioned carousel, about a hundred years old
The stream from the mill
Taking a hike from Beatenberg
Thank goodness there were wild strawberries! They kept Peter going - he's not a big fan of hiking.
I made a little cup for Peter to hold his strawberries
This whole trail was meant to be very kid friendly, thus the little playgrounds scattered about.
© 2013 Eric Vasilik