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... and yes, the mountains are impressive.
As we didn't want to take Frankie too high into the alps, we chose a campsite at Lausanne on Lake Geneva. It is known as Lac Leman by the locals. The first day we went to the lake to have a look. The water was clear, blue and very clean. Apparently it has not always been like it and in the 1960's it was too polluted to swim in. When you stay ...
We finished another long day, from Champex, Switzerland. This is the northern most point on the TMB trail. About 3 hours into our hike, in the middle of a cow pasture high above the valley we encountered the Alp Bovine cafe! It was almost at the high point of our hike today. We had a sandwich and. Old drink there before continuing to Hotel De La Forclaz. The hike ...
Its been a month now since the last missive. We are having a more of a relaxing time now than when we last did a post. We have also had a week with no guests, so we have been lucky to boot.
Having started to get our heads around the job and the company, we have decided to try and stick things out for the remainder of the season, which will take us through to the end of April.
We are managing our time better, and can often be found having a wee afternoon nap, away ...
... home at 3 in the morning and were decidedly second-hand the next morning.
So here we are in Avoriaz, the Christmas - New Year rush / panic / chaos has passed and we are finding our feet, after 4 weeks of really hard slog. It would be fair to say that it has almost beaten us and we have been ready to pack our bags. This life is much harder than Whanga, and the clients are something pretty special.
So far we have had a wide range of groups , although all ...
From Lausanne we took a detour from our route to Bern to visit the town of Montreux which is famous for its many music festivals, particularly the Montreux Jazz Festival which is an annual event. Montreux is frequented by a lot of celebrities particularly musicians which included Freddy Mercury and Charlie Chaplin. Both have statues erected in their honor on the lakeside.
In 1971 the band Deep Purple came to Montreux to record the album Machine Head in the ...