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a walk around saint-véran today…

a walk around saint-véran today…

The morning was wet, but the afternoon was altogether better. We took in the north and the south of the appellation plus some lovely vantage points between the villages that make up Saint-Véran and the views toward Saint Amour and Juliénas…

a little swiss cow action!

a little swiss cow action!

In Switzerland, like everywhere else, what goes up, must come down – but particularly in Switzerland, because that also includes the cows! At the beginning of June the cows are walked up the hikers’ paths to the higher pastures of the Alps, and in September they are walked back down – before the weather changes. […]

ta-da…..

ta-da…..

Ta-da! Back from 8 days on the island of Sicily. It’s relatively easy to summarise the time – lots of chilling despite 38°C – sometimes more. What we liked (usually a lot): The people The food The landscape The (nero d’avola) wine – €13-20 in a restaurant… Cefalu Siracusa – actually the ‘island’ of Ortigia […]

snow – a ‘burns’ weekend in graubunden…

snow – a ‘burns’ weekend in graubunden…

A bad Scottish accent was de-rigeur, fortunately a kilt, not! It was either this, or Mercurey… 🙂  

a little matterhorn…

a little matterhorn…

 The one and only Matterhorn (Swiss side!) You know, of-course, that I like my mountains, and today I took a chance for a quick visit to Zermatt – a surprisingly mere 2h10 on the train from Bern! The forecast is for snow tomorrow, so we took a chance on today – and what a result […]

bergs not burgs

bergs not burgs

On Monday I’m back in Beaune, in anticipation of the harvesting to come. But today, and maybe Sunday too, needed a fresh injection of mountains before the Côte d’Or… Today, the highly ‘recommendable’ Schynige Platte:

a little pre-harvesting change of scene…

a little pre-harvesting change of scene…

Breakfast at 2,350 metres on the Niesen – and a great breakfast too vs most in the Swiss Alps.  

the last lakes and hills for a couple of weeks!

the last lakes and hills for a couple of weeks!

Yesterday, walking above the Thunersee (Lake Thun), the last pic of the Jungfrau from Interlaken…

yesterday on the vierwaldstättersee…

yesterday on the vierwaldstättersee…

Two hours on-board ship from Lucerne to Treib (Tribe) for the tastiest fresh fish you will ever try, then back again!

more weekend lakes…

more weekend lakes…

Shot with my phone, so obviously none of them are straight 😉 Still – Estavayer-le-Lac – very nice!

more hills and lakes…

more hills and lakes…

Yesterday was the Niederhorn (‘neederhorn’) – gorgeous views and mountain goats. We’ve a few unsettled days now, but it will be nice again next week, when more hills will attacked!

a hilly day…

a hilly day…

Sorry Beaune, but this is really my most favourite place – even when there’s no snow!

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