Our time in Zermatt is at an end. The last walk is completed and the last image taken.
We visited the high Findeln valley today. One of my favourite destinations in this magical valley. The weather was part sunny with scudding benign clouds. There was a chilly maddening breeze that made wild flower photography difficult as gentians and other small flowers in this flower-strewn valley vibrated in the wind. But there was only one image I really had in mind.
On the way to the Fluhalp Hut there is a little lake – Stelisee. And that little lake forms the foreground to one of the most iconic images for photographers to take in the Zermatt valley.
You can never escape the dominant presence of the Matterhorn. It soars into the sky, improbably and without competition.
And late this afternoon as the clouds grew, the mountain ‘smoked’. A plume of cloud spewed off the East Face of the mountain. The grand old mountain is smoking his pipe.
So it’s farewell from Zermatt. I hope you’ve enjoyed the images I have been posting over the last nine days. Tomorrow we travel home and I will post from back in the UK in a few days time. Thanks for following me and for your comments. They are always welcome and much appreciated.