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Old 09-24-2011, 12:42 PM   #6
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Day Two

Just when you're so tired you think you'll sleep until morning.... you wake up at the crack of midnight
Our room was over the bar at the Hotel Aurora, so it was hard to tell at first if people were up for breakfast, or not gone to bed. Sadly it was the latter. Nothing a Tylenol PM doesn't cure though, and soon it really was morning.

Our rough plan had us heading east, over the Oberalp, Albula, and Bernina passes into Italy. Originally we had considered a jaunt into Livigno for a little duty free, but decided against it at the time.

The morning view

Dressed & ready to eat

The mighty R-1200-R is loaded up

and Michelle is ready to roll too

Oberalp approaches

the view back towards Andermatt

all GoPro'd up and ready

a little stop action courtesy of me hitting the wrong button on the GoPro. The back-roads from Reichenau to the Albula Pass

As you can see the weather was spectacular. Top of pass shots:

We had a coffee & some dolce at the top of the pass & chatted with a couple on a Moto Guzzi. They were headed for Mandello Del Lario for the Guzzi 90th birthday. We wished them a safe journey & tucked in to our snack.

a reflection of my face....

paid up & ready to roll

next stop: Bernina Pass

last of the Swiss countryside for a while

a stop to remove liners (I mentioned the weather was fantastic right?)

middle of the road train

and another

hello Italia!!

bye Switzerland


we made it to Bormio and got a room at the same bed & breakfast I stayed at in 2004, Adda. Nothing special, nice & clean, and only Euro 45 / night!! Much less expensive that the CHF 170 we paid in Andermatt. Since it was still early, we dropped our bags & took a run up the Stelvio Pass.

plenty high!

not too busy

tomorrow's job

Michelle's not worried

the way back to Bormio

we ran into an English chap who was traveling alone & swapped "here take a pic of us" shots with him. He was on his way to a bachelor party at the Nurburgring via a bunch of Alps passes... good for him!

after dinner in Bormio we head back to our room.

about 250 km for the day, and three passes (four if you count up & back one side of Stelvio).
a GREAT day!
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