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breaks from poring over the newspapers as the Bushies implode
may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a
good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught
up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.
round-up of new farm pix, 11 February 2006
we're after Perroude du Vaud
missed it last weekend, when the sun let me down,
but now -- I'm back! Joe, too!
set out from the top of the village of Marchissy at 880m, and we're vitamin-powering
up through the forest, until, at about 1080m, Joe gets a telephone call and goes
searching through his pack to find the telephone. A few moments lost there, no
we've broken out of the forest onto a meadow in the Bois de la Gaye, at about
1110m, perhaps the only open meadow in this region that doesn't have a farm building
in the middle of it. That's Joe there, taking a telephone call.
still working our way upward, and here we're passing over a forest track at about
1180m, looking for a way up that doesn't involve dense thickets. That's Joe there,
taking a telephone call.
from our rather late start, we burst out of the forest into the sun at the long
meadows of Chenevières-to-Fornets (1220m), and prepare, with no delay,
to leap up into the cliffy forests above us on the right.
Up we go
Pirri seeks the least snowshoeable patches of the forest to walk about in.
hours drag on, and we still haven't got there. Here's where the Chemin des Crêtes
passes through on its way to Le Planet (1370m).
explains that the strange vibrating chimey sort of sound is just the telephone
going off, but we're not going to answer it this time.
narrator playing the jackanapes with his shadow.
of Perroude du Vaud (1371m) -- this time we made it. We'll circle it a few times
and snap lots of pics with our new Fujifilm Z1 5.1 megapixel camera that was on
sale at the Interdiscount.
at the Perroude du Vaud, 11 February 2006.
du Vaud (more here)
at the Perroude du Vaud, taking a telephone call.
doesn't own a cell telephone, doesn't know what "SMS" means, uses his
fixed-line telephone twice a month, and hikes with no modern interruptions (except
shortness of breath).
farm photos: next day, it's Les Frasses above Longirod
little misstep crossing a stone wall in loose snow
Frasses (1244m) above Longirod, 12 February 2006
shed at La Reguéla meadow, 1149m.
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 12 February 2006, revised 9 October 2008, 18 August 2014.