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... in Morges and Al and I went to Geneva. We had a bit of a walk around the old town, looked at the fountain on the lake and of course, Al could not leave without the obligatory Swiss watch!
Back home, Al finished off cooking dinner that he'd prepared before we left for the afternoon trip into Geneva, and then, packing time.
With the French towns of Evian and Yvoire so invitingly close across the lake it would have been a sin if we did not take the opportunity to see one of them. As there was a departure point to Yvoire 100m down the road from Mack and Jude's place we decided on Yvoire. The departure time is 11:20am and we get there with time to spare. By 11:30am it's becoming obvious, despite many others waiting, that its not coming. A quick phone call by Jude to the travel ...
... of views. We catch the train to Aigle and then the shuttle train up the mountain to Leysin and there instantly recognisable waiting at the station is Julie Anne. She drives us to her place and wow what a view she would have if it wasn't so damn misty!!!! Leysin was originally set up as a health resort because of its clear air and sun hours - which is great in the summer but not so ...
... Some of the rooms had amazing furniture; some of the pieces had been restored and others were replicas done by people who had studied with the creators of the originals. It was quite something to think that before, all the furnishings for the castles were packed up in trunks to be taken to the next one when the kings or princes went around visiting their subjects. As time moved on, furnishings were left permanently in the castles so the furniture evolved into ...
Not wanting to leave the beautiful mountain countryside just yet, I continued on to Leysin to undertake an impressive attempt to jog up La Berneuse (2048m). Not so impressively, I utterly failed. Almost immediately. About 3 jogged steps up the steep trail I re-evaluated my overly-ambitious plan and decided that a brisk hike was actually a far better plan for ...
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