Chalet RoyAlp Hotel & Spa
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... actually just a forest worker (with awesome leather hat!). He was very friendly but made it clear I needed to move on. Time to head to Munich I guess...
Munich was all about Oktoberfest and Oktoberfest was all about having a couple of quiet beers and eating some nutritious salad based meals.
We took it easy on the first day and only had a few steins (I think?) before hitting the rides for some adrenaline to sober up. The highlight of ...
... After the obligatory Clair's and cream and double espresso, we said goodbye to Claude and headed to Vevey, a lovely coastal town with a strong artistic heritage. The walk along the promenade and back through the town took 90 minutes and was a pure joy. Only sunshine and warm weather has followed us all the way through Europe so far, and these towns come to life in this climate. The highlight though was our last stop at the famous (smoke on the water) Monteux. This mid size town ...
... and potatoes, with a side of dried meat. Now we're not ones for fondue normally, but this was super delicious - very smooth with a creamy cheese flavor that was not too strong. We loved it. Then we washed it down with Gruyere's famous double cream and raspberries. Say no more! After lunch we toured the castle - took us 70 minutes and it was fascinating. Built in the 1500's it has lovely gardens, a tower you can climb (vertigo), many rooms with period furnishings and museum artifacts, ...
... mountain rising away from it. The climb became so intense that I had to take another food stop for an energy boost before the final ascent, taking the opportunity to photograph the cows watching with a backdrop of the rainclouds approaching.
Finally reaching the campsite it turned out to be more of a static caravan site, and completely devoid of life. With no one to ask where ...
... said it wasn’t particularly interesting inside so we gave it a miss.
Once back in camp, Anoop decided to head up to le MolÚson (where we had been earlier this morning at the Alpine hut) on his bike to get in a hill ride before Dad & Tan arrived. The steepest section was for 3 km at 12% and he arrived back to camp absolutely starving. After I made a quick dinner, he promptly felt sick and curled up on the back seat for a while. I ...