Hmmm, haven't we had beautiful sunsets lately? It is difficult to believe that the last pic was anywhere in England!
As for the original post, I liked the quote from the report, "Taking a sledgehammer to crack a nut"! I have it is very hot up in someof the mountains...remember Heidi leaving a trail of clothes behind her, as they climbed?
It did make me laugh of course but seriously it looks great fun. I think the boots and gloves are a good idea though.
Yes, that was Gretel, when the wicked stepmother took them for a walk in the wood.
Heidi was being taken by her equally not very nice aunt, to Grandfather's cottage in the mountains as he was her next of kin. Heidi was made to put on all her clothes for the walk up the mountain to save her aunt from carrying a bag! (Don't you love fairy stories!)
So Heidi decided to lose all her clothes on the way because you don't need clothes up a mountain, you see! She was obviously before her time, as the Appenzell walkers are!
I can't really believe I posted that, I ust have had a drink after lunch.