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  • Day1199

    Pougny; a stone's throw from Switzerland

    October 8 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Whilst no longer in Switzerland, we can still see it over the chalky turquoise waters of the fast flowing Rhône. Martha is parked at the side of a stoney, tree lined track with the river on one side and a shallow quarry lake on the other.

    After zipping down the Swiss shore of Lake Geneva and an awe inspiring visit to CERN in the south west corner of the country, we decided to travel north via the French side of the lake. Situations like this are where the advantages of the Schengen Zone really shine.

    Arriving in the late afternoon, we took it slowly over a surface that was more pothole than track, parking up with just a few fishers and another van hidden away amongst the trees. The Rhône was flowing far too fast for any excursion into her chill blue water, but Will found a path to the lake for a swim. The sun had been kind to us today so his dip wasn't a cold one. We spent a restful night digesting all we'd seen at CERN.
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