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A cold late start but stunning beautiful clear weather, for
about half an hour, and then the clouds came in. However it wasn’t raining so
outside with us. Still feeling a little piqued from the previous days exertions
we set off on a short walk to observe the Le Saut-Du- Doubs waterfall. Very
pretty it was too. The lake nearby had a lot of small fish in it.
After a slow walk back the rest of the day was spent on housework
Exhausted we drove up to an area known as Lac des Brenets
where we set up camp. What a beautiful area. Wide green valleys with scattered
trees, cows, lakes and sunshine. Apparently the coldest place in Switzerland
with temperatures of -41 degrees having been measured.
Braai lit, chicken cooking, a glass of red wine……..everything
else can be brought on Visa, but not this.
Dear Reader, does my journey so far seem almost too good to be true? Well this instalment will reveal some of the less than ideal situations I have found myself in. I have been pondering whether to share these with you, but to omit them would give you an inaccurate account of my journey. So those of a sensitive nature, look away now....... And for those whose up-to-now have seen me in a favourable light, remember, desperate times call for desperate ...
... minute drive past Bern and Biel to near La Chaux-De-Fonds, to the house. Once again a very warm family welcome and Jessie’s Grandmother had cooked us a delicious lunch starting with vegetable terrene, then pork wrapped in bacon with vegetables, finishing with a pineapple desert. It was a lovely extended lunch with lots of laughing and hand gestures to make ourselves understood as the main language was Swiss German, with Jessie’s Grandmother ...
... all the way to Montreux and by then the weather had totally changed and had become rain, wind and rather chilly!!
The reason I wanted to see Montreux was that I had seen many photos of this place in winter time and it looked beautiful so decided to see it in real life.
This town was a disaster, never in my life have I ever known a place with so many one way streets. Some of them simply lead down to the beachfront and stop right there. ...