27 April 2007

From the Other Side

Earlier this week as we finished dinner we realized we had just enough time to get to the other side of the lake and watch the sunset.

As we had been wondering how much the car ferry (between Horgen and Meilen) costs and how long it takes, we decided to head for Horgen and hop on.

When we got on the ferry, we saw the ticket guy working his way down the four rows of cars. He nearly completed the first row, and then he disappeared into the office. We kept waiting for him to reappear, but he never did. Perhaps he ran out of change? Perhaps he had to use the restroom? Perhaps it was time for his break.

We will never know, but when the ferry docked the majority of cars had not paid. And no one seemed to concerned about it. It seemed like a terribly Un-Swiss situation.

Therefore we cannot tell you how much the ferry costs, but we can tell you that it takes 10-15 minutes to cross the lake.

Once on the other side we picked a random street and headed up the hill. We went as quickly as we could, because the sun was on the verge of setting.

We stopped on this small road...


Next to some cows...




And beside a field of grape seed...

The sun soon set with a final splash of color across the sky.

And we had a leisurely night drive across the Seedamm Causeway between Rapperswil and Pfäffikon, back to our home.

5 comments:

CanadianSwiss said...

Now you tell me: After such a beautiful sunset, who cares what the ferry cost? ;)

Pointless Drivel said...

Always just one step ahead of the law, aren't you?

Expat Traveler said...

now that is so incredible!!!

GLD said...

I would be real careful about getting really close to the cows. I understand the Swiss are very protective of their cows.

Kirk said...

Ummm...unless those actually are grapes, I think it's technically called rapeseed. At least when I asked a German colleague what the pretty yellow fields of flowers were, that's what his German-English dictionary said. A rather unfortunate name, I must say (although I guess we generally call it canola in English now)...