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May 27: Sent to Zernez via Klosters

Finally, as the afternoon wore on, it was time to make my way back to Zernez. So I caught the bus from Sent to take back to Ardez, whence I would take the train straight back to Zernez. Simple.

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Hairpinning on the contour around the deep-cut valley/stream Aval Val Guestina.

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Continuing through Scuol, a familiar sight.

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A little bit of Tarasp, a municipality comprising a number of villages on the right side of the Unterengadin. The roof of the foregroundest building is fascinating.

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This rock formation indicates that Ardez is nigh. It's a comforting presence, since if the bus goes off the road here, the rock can catch it from falling down the cliff.

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Just on the downstream edge of Ardez is this curiously isolated church, which I haven't yet been able to identify.

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Chastè Steinsberg supervising the proceedings as we arrived.

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On the train, sun showing little sign of retreat.

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Miles of wires.

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A panorama of Lavin.

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Roofs and ducts.

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Multimodal meanders at Sagliains, the junction at the Engadin end of the Vereina Tunnel. Here, trains going up the Engadin through Zernez, such as the one I was riding, diverge from trains going through the tunnel to Klosters.

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Wait, what?

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Hi Klosters, long time no see! That's right, I had accidentally gotten on the train to Klosters instead of the one going to Zernez. Hey, at least the Vereina Tunnel's open again!

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All right, back at Sagliains, about an hour of hilariously wasted time later.

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OK now the sun is showing signs of retreat.

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Susch (upvalley from Sagliains) blessedly back in view.

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I actually did the whole Klosters detour on purpose in order to be going by Susch at exactly 6:00 so the clock hands would be aligned with the vertical lines of the towers. #not

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Uphill from Susch, another cool old ruin, the Fortezza Chaschinas.

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Forestwall. What is that vertical slice at left? A manmade cut, or could it be the result of a very surgical landslide?

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This transmission tower and its siblings are quite distinctive via the square-diamond parts at the base.

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Into a tunnel...

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...then back out again, and soon after that back at Zernez.