Le Bourg

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    • Day 46

      Martigny 11 miles

      August 27 in Switzerland ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

      Amazing how each hotel has something different to keep us from getting a decent sleep. Last night we had church bells. Amazingly loud. Every quarter of an hour with extra helpings on the hour. No rush to get up as another short day and the weather was meant to get a little better during the day. Unfortunately, it meant that the locusts, ie our fellow guests, had been at the breakfast buffet before us. Slim pickings left.

      We got going as late as allowed and the rain had indeed improved from heavy to lightish. Over the first hour it went off completely. Ended up being quite a nice day for walking which itself was pretty average. Would have been better if the clouds had lifted but the temperature was so much better than previous days. Bit of a shame that we have gone from blue sky and 36C to raining and low cloud at 16C. Somewhere in the middle would have been perfect. I’m thinking blue sky with white fluffy clouds and 26C.

      Transitional day for scenery. Away from the lake but not really into the mountains yet. “Cascade de la Pissevache” sounds much nicer than the English translation of “Cow’s piss waterfall” don’t you think?

      Arrived at the next hotel early afternoon without feeling the need for lunch. By the time we had got ourselves organised it had started raining again. Dithered about for a bit hoping it would stop. When we did hit the town we found it was pretty dead. Switzerland retail doesn’t really do Sunday afternoons.

      Booked an early meal at a place recommended by our hotel for raclette which I had taken a notion for after the fondue of the previous evening. Better to spend 28€ on a Swiss speciality in Switzerland than 23€ on their take of an Italian pasta dish. Very nice it was too.

      Back to the hotel for another early night.
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    • Day 20

      Cézanne - Fondation Pièrre Gianadda

      September 11, 2017 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

      Heute sind wir zur Cézanne Austellung in die Fondation Pièrre Gianadda gefahren. Eigentlich hatten wir uns von Cézanne mehr versprochen und waren von den stumpfen, düsteren Farben des Malers doch etwas entäuscht. Der Skulpturengarten und eine Ausstellung von Henrie Cartier Bresson in einem Pavillion im Garten des Museums haben uns dann doch noch entschädigt.Read more

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