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Well the forecast wasn't wrong. Rained periodically all day. Shame because the views would have been superb judging from the glimpses I got through the clouds. Started off by going via the train station as a shop there was the only one open. Switzerland just stays closed on Sundays. Relatively easy day but both religious places were not available so campsite again. But they had a dormitory for the same ...
... went into getting the best possible so pretty vexing to be so careless. For the initiated a travel towel is a piece of material about 2 x 1 foot that will dry you (sort of) and can then be wrung almost dry. Huge variety from nasty slimy ones to the 'state of the art' type which is what I used to have until it came unclipped from the top of my rucksack. It gives you an idea of ...
Time to try an ATM. The good news was it worked. The bad news was that because it is Switzerland they think it useful to give 400SF out in 2 notes, each worth about £140. How am I going to go into a boulangerie and buy some breakfast with those. Or even a cafe. Anywhere that is going to accept them will be out of my budget. Despite there being places to buy food I couldn't buy anything. Managed on 2 mars ...
... sign on the path. But pretty obvious from the surroundings. Hadn't realised that the change would be so immediate. Much less agricultural and oozes money. Tried to get into a religious place for the night. Despite it being in my guidebook they acted like I had rabies. Couldn't get rid of me fast enough. Went to campsite, a mile in the wrong direction but they had space (it was getting dark by then) and they took euros. Haven't tried an ATM ...
This was another short day for us, only 4 or 5 hours. This was a valley walk up to Champex lake, and for some reason we thought we had arrived at our home for the night but were mistaken. After some hot chocolates in town, by the lake, our guide again had us up and going for another hour of uphill climbing, to stay at Relais ...
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