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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Montreux at the head of Lake Geneva

By the time we arrive in Montreux via the impressive Chateau de Chilean and a leisurely lunch in Evian, it is early afternoon. At the border we also stopped to purchase a vignette, so that we are able to use the Swiss motorways.
The camping car stop, that we are night stopping on, is adjacent to the Lac and a easy stroll to the centre of town, (remember to purchase a ticket).


There is a lovely lake side walk along the Territet water frontage, which we use to visit the town. The impressive Montreux Palace hotel and one of the beautifully maintained paddle steamers.


Montreux is not huge but there are some very nice shops (for Linda) I head back to the water front. Finding Freddie Mercurys flamboyant statue,  patience is needed to photograph it, as fans and tourists  envelop it.




The many park benches allow you to sit in the afternoon sun (patchy sun)and enjoy the view, out across the water to the high Dents-de-Midi.



As we enjoy a early evening drink (expensive) outside one of the many cafes, unfortunately a light rain sweeps over the lake and darkening mountains.


A lone Kayak passes.


The sun sets across lake Geneva.



In the morning brilliant sunshine on the lake.


Lovely to see young Red-Breasted Mergansers out on the water.


Also young Grebes and tufted ducks are seen


Next stop Fribourg and Bern.

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