Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Heading For Home

Today, we spent the better part of the day visiting the Seerenbach Falls near Walensee about an hour or so's train ride out of Zurich to the southeast. But as feared, the rainy conditions impacted our ability to see the upper tiers of this waterfall. However, its flow was surprisingly wimpy which raised some questions as to whether its watercourse had been adversely affected by human intervention or whether it truly should be counted as a major waterfall. Especially considering that much of Europe has seen much higher than normal rainfall (we experienced some of this firsthand in Croatia), it seems this waterfall (the part under consideration for the tallest waterfalls in the country and possibly the world) would fail the longevity test.

In any case, I guess this was a rather anticlimactic way of ending off the waterfalling (let alone sightseeing) on our Aegean/Adriatic/Alps (AAA) Trip. You win some and you lose some. That's life.

But in looking back at the highlights of the trip, we were certainly glad to have finally visited this part of Europe (my first outside of Scandinavia - Norway and Iceland). For each time we do these things, we always learn something new about the world, about other people, and about ourselves.

We look forward to updating the World of Waterfalls website with these latest waterfalls from Greece, Croatia, and Switzerland as well as including new trip reports, shaking up the Top 10 List, plus continuing with the website overhaul to expand to the international regions. Stay tuned...

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