»I arrive in Herisau in the evening. ... I lodge at the guesthouse Zum Hörnli, which also runs a butcher shop. ... A walk to St. Gallen via Winkeln and Bruggen. Muggy, dismal gray weather. ... Räss cheese and cider in the Rössli in Bruggen; an aperitif in a St. Georgen pub. As we continue walking, Robert enthuses about the romantic gorge, as well as the woodland paths and meadow tracks. In St. Gallen he stops for a long time in front of the house where the reformer Vadin lived and died, and whispers: »Charming – charming!« ... Elegant lunch at the station restaurant with Châteauneuf du Pape. ... A stop for beer in the forest-dark garden restaurant Zur Harfe ...« (Walk on May 25, 1944, p. 64–66)