Sunday, May 31, 2015

Showcasing Switzerland

My uncle and aunt visited us from Newcastle and they chose a perfect weekend to see the sights of Switzerland. We drove to Martigny and caught the Mont Blanc Express up to Les Marecottes.  The train uses a clever blend of tracks, third rail power and cogs to get up the steep mountainside - a delight for my railway engineer uncle!

A spot of map reading on the train up

The quaint station of Les Marecottes

We walked down a little trail to the village of Salvan, also in the Trient Valley, where we stopped for a spot of lunch at Cafe des Alpes.

A tranquil Alpine trail

Salvan, nestled in the Alps

The town square

Some more map reading!
On our drive home we stopped at the Cailler chocolate factory for a bit of chocolate tasting and photo taking :)

Me with my Unkie and Ankie

On Sunday we made the most of the lovely weather to show off our beautiful part of Switzerland. We went on a village tour then headed to the Arboretum for a picnic lunch.

At the end of Aubonne, overlooking Lake Geneva and the French Alps

Picnic in the park

Summer greens in the Arboretum

It was so lovely to spend some time with Kevin and Val and to show them around our new home.

1 comment:

Val Boyle said...

We had such a wonderful time in your idyllic part of the world! Thank-you so much for everything you did to make our visit so thoroughly enjoyable. Hope it's not too long before we see you again. xx