The wanderer has returned. After a week-end away visiting No. 2 son in the village of Wilchingen, which no-one here has ever heard of, I am back. Of course I had to begin this blog with a photo of the main attraction of the area. He lives in Kanton Schaffhausen where the Rhein flows, and that have something called the Rheinfalls: not quite Niagara, but something similar. I will probably be inundating you with photos of the Rheinfalls in the next week.
One photo is not enough I decided. Yesterday evening after we arrived home, we unpacked and relaxed and then I decided to upload my photos. It was a feast for the camera, and I had 220 photos to work on. There were at least 50 photos of the Rheinfalls alone from all angles and close-ups. It is a shame you cannot hear the water rushing down.
When we arrived at the station in Schaffhausen No. 2 son was waiting on the platform. Lunch was already organised and he had booked in at the Rheinfall restaurant where you have a panorarmic view over the falls as you eat.
The restaurant is the building on the right. As you can see there are plenty of people around. It is a tourist attraction and you hear all languages around you. The weather was perfect what could be better than having a view of the Rheinfall when eating dinner.
We chose the meat menu, although there was also a fish menu. There are plenty of fish in the quieter waters of the river nearer to the restaurant. There are so many that they even had a sign showing pictures of the various fish and their names.. not Fred or Joe but the type of fish they were.
Schaffhausen is on the Swiss borders to Germany. This was not my first time here and I had visited almost 50 years ago the last time when I was fresh in Switzerland. There were many boats ready to take the tourists for a closer look at the falls, but I was happy to sit in the restaurant and view it all from a safe distance.
All good things come to an end and I left Schaffhausen with a camera full of photos, although it will probably not be a last visit, having a son that lives only a short drive away from the town of Schaffhausen.
Our journey went very well. We had enough time for changing trains in Zürich and there were no delays. My only problem was climbing up the steep stairs onto the train and descending again, knowing which foot to put first, but I had enough helpers on the way
And now I will leave you with a nice close up view of the falls.