I've got (left to right): School and Freudesheim very close together, and then a three mile gap to the San on the far right.
What I can't place are the other things - Biddy and Hilary's house, the train station, the other chalets, where the road up from the valley is...
The road up from the valley is pretty flexible, I think. I'm sure it begins as coming up right by the San, which makes sense, due to the ambulances, but by the end of the Swiss years it gets described nearer and nearer the school.
In my mental landscape, Biddy and Hilary's chalet is about half a mile from the San, and fairly close to the pinewoods that line the back of the shelf. The railway is maybe a mile from the school, though I can't picture much of its surroundings. The Elisehutte is near the meadow where the girls ski, so that's not too far from the station, I guess...
My big problem with the Platz is that it's supposed to be three miles long, with School and San at either end, but the School has so many gardens and playing fields and tennis courts etcetera that it must surely cover about half the Platz. Does anyone know how wide
the Platz is supposed to be?
I've a feeling that anyone who has their vision the opposite to mine may
be slightly more correct, but the description is so inconsistent in the Swiss books that really it's anybody's guess. And we're all entitled to our own personal landscape.
Sellenger, I have trouble giving directions too--partly because I also struggle with left and right, especially when put on the spot, and partly because I'm really bad at remembering routes. I'm afraid I help people more by not
giving them directions--at least that way they won't get more lost!