Breakfasting in our Pilgrims accommodation in the basement of St. Amédée’s church at Bellaveaux, Lausanne.
We needed to take the bus into Lausanne then the metro to Ouchy from where our days walk commenced.
He’s off and away walking confidently on the pedestrian pathway alongside Lake Geneva this morning. No rain so far!!!
Our early hour walk went past The Olympic Museum overlooking the lake.
We look very colour coordinated beside these colourful public gardens along the lakeside.
What a difference a day makes to the outlook over the lake – yesterday it was great but clear and today it’s just foggy!!!
Some more magnificent spring gardens on display this morning.
And more wisteria growing alongside the overflow channel feeding down to the lake. Just wishing you could smell the aroma from the wisteria!
The birds colour blends into the pier and the landscape so well.
Today’s walk was at different levels alongside the lake. We had stunning vistas of Lake Geneva all day long.
It’s hard to believe that people swim.in the lake. It must be near freezing.
Happy days with family and friends – Peter’s wounds healed and we’re back enjoying the simple life of walking again.
Despite the big day we found time to enjoy coffee together at this lakeside cafe – just a few minutes before the day’s weather deteriorated and the rain fell heavily.
These are part of the picturesque 800 hectares of vines planted and tendered by the Cistercian monks in the 12th century. They were planted on the south facing hills which climb out of the lake. There are walks taking visitors through the vines and the hills allowing them the opportunity to enjoy the vista, the wine and the food of the region.
Lake Geneva approaching Vevey is looking idyllic today – just before the rain bucketed down!
We walked past 2 camping grounds along the waters edge. Almost all the campers were in motor homes or caravans; we saw just one tent – testimony to the frequent wet weather and cool temperatures in this part of the world. This antique ‘woodie’ campervan seen at one of them was in superb condition.
Vineyard workers were out pruning and tying the vines in readiness for their big growth spurt in the coming few weeks. These vines were of the pinonoir variety.