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Switzerland -- the snow
(weeks after we'd given up hope)
These are some views of Bassins and surroundings in the grip of winter.
There's another page for the December storms of 2010.
for a hike amongst the springtime flowers, we wake to this! 21 March 2008
lovely church in the middle of a four-day snowiness
March is a hell of time to be wondering where we left the snow shovel from last
year. But anyway, it's the Good Friday holiday, and we can't spend that shoveling.
We need to go for a hike instead.
scraping off as much as we can, so Dieter can get his VW wits about him and start
preparing for our adventure-ride up to the trailhead at the Col du Marchairuz.
off for our hike and hoping that we'll be able to get in again when we return.
we go, then, for our first hike of the Easter weekend.
downtown Bassins with some shoveling to do. We're only at 750 metres altitude
here -- is this fair?
tires in the middle of the road up from the valley
rue de l'Eglise, Good Friday 2008
quick glance up the high street, and then we're off to the trailhead at the Col
the snowplow up to the Col du Marchairuz for our hike, 21 March 2008
hike, quite snowy.
return to the rue de l'Eglise in the evening
next day. But it wasn't over -- intermittent snows for four days, and all of it
melted off four days after that.
snow in March 2006
was a shock to get ready for work on 1 March 2006
and come out to find Hansie the Volkswagen nearly buried without a trace.
Rue de l'Eglise
Place de la Tillette
digging out, 1 March 2006
little snow, 27 December 2005
December 2005, lovely day!
snow in Bassins, January 2005
winter pokes its chilly head in, January 2005, and both living and dead snuggle
down under the covers.
needs to shovel this stuff out of here. Christian? Graham? Jo?
Graham and Matthew hastening to keep ahead of it
church in snow . . . .
church in snow . . . .
in snow, everybody staying tucked down in their nighties till springtime
January 2005, our ex-life friends lying low until the worst of it is over
Switzerland, 1998, in snow mode
US-led global warming, snow still falls in downtown Bassins, sometimes with a
vengeance. This was in 1998.
to wake up to, on the way to work!!!
house seen from the church.
lot of snow removal going on here, mostly thanks to Herbert.
place to put the snow
got it nicely piled up in front now, with only a little help from the neighbors.
church next door
it's time to go to work now
got everything nicely sorted out. Except how to get to the mailboxes.
little evening skiing from the park at the treeline just above Bassins, 1998.
few hours later, faithful old Toyota still where we left it.
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 16 March 2006, revised 7 January 2011, 16 August 2014.