Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Montreaux to Chamonix

Tues 8th. Another early start, leaving Montreaux at 7.30am. We travelled along the south side of Lake Geneva, with magnificent views of the mountains and lake. We stopped in at Evian, home of the famous Evian water and the Ladies Evian Masters Golf Tournament. Liz and Le Chauffeur bought a souvenir golf cap. The course looked amazing. Then we had to double back to Geneva to pick up our jackets, which the No1 Back Seat Driver had left in a cupboard when we stayed there. luckily it wasn,t far out of our way. Yellow card to Liz!  Then onto Chamonix, a ski resort in a valley surrounded by mountains. We headed straight up the Mont Blance csble car asmunfortunstely the weather was starting to close in. Despite visibility being impaired, it was still a very special trip up the side of a mountain to 3800 metres. It was snowing up top and pretty amazing.  Some of the Asians struggled with the altitude and they were dropping like flys up there. Green asians arent a pretty sight. Finished up the day with a stroll around Chamonix and a meal of veal and a blonde Mont Blanc beer at a restaurant 100 metres from our hotel. Tomorrow, back thru Switzerland and then thru the Alps to Breuil Cervinia at the base of the Matterhorn. Au revoir from Chamonix.

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