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... of sightseeing earlier and liked what I saw. I've heard the place mentioned on TV skiing reports many times, but thankfully there was no sign of the snow reputedly making a brief summer appearance on the higher ground near here.
Well, the two day climb to the Grand St Bernard pass begins in the morning. I've decided to take the least scary of three options and my courage has been strengthened by messages of support and ...
... by for another rescue mission.
Anyhow, back to today. I walked along the lake shore for 7 hours to get here. It started in the rain and it remained quite gloomy even after it stopped. Above me on the hillside were terraced vineyards that surprised me a little as I didn't know the Swiss went in for wine-making. I also passed a building designed by the famous architectarchitect, Le Corbusier. It didn't look quite as grand as the one I've seen in Zurich, but I only managed to see ...
... sites, but it was more often the case that walking was the primary consideration of the day. There are a couple of notable exceptions, however. First, to walk down the same aisles that St Joan of Arc did in R(h)eims Cathedral at the coronation of Charles the Nth many centuries ago felt very special to me - not least because of the family name associations - and who could fail to feel a connection with history after they had just visited the local parish church - in Brienne ...
... lost my balance! Fortunately I stayed upright, but my pannier bags bounced outward! Just after catching our first few glimpses of the lake, and passing a sign to Noville, we looked back and saw something terrifying... It was probably the scariest cloud I've ever seen! It looked like a giant sausage in the sky! We knew that could only mean one thing... We're getting wet! Nearing Montreax, we lived through a cyclists worst nightmare - heavy traffic, loads of pedestrians, no ...
... seems ages ago since we left. On Sunday we went to the Chillon castle in Montreux, an enormous medieval complex fantastically setup allowing you to roam through the rooms at your own pace. Most of all we enjoyed climbing the old wooden stairs to the top tower, which offered good views of the Lake and surrounding areas. In the evening we went to the circus which was in town, a Swiss family owned business which have been doing it for generations. It was a ...
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