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to the Tearoom on the Plage
winter that began with good snow and then lost its concentration -- and then found
it -- but then, as all good things, ended.
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.
an ancient, long-disused farm road that forms a sort of ramp up through the 1200-1300m
cliffs that run along this length of the Jura mountains. It leads up from Les
Frasses farm, but it's hard to see what its original purpose was, as it
goes nowhere useful farmwise, but it's great for hikers.
wearing blue and white today, 6 April 2008
other fellow wearing the same old stuff as always
the top of the 1300m cliffs, it's time for lunch.
loaves of bread, two and a half kilos of cheese (some of it cheddar from Scotland),
and a little chocolate.
it's up through the next little range of cliffs towards Les Echadex
passed Les Echadex, we're descending now by way of the Tearoom de la Plage ('the
tearoom on the beach')
Tearoom is a lovely three-sided public picnic look-out with an unbeatable view
out over Lake Geneva and the French Alps
snowless village of Longirod below us, and the lake
still heels up
took nearly 80 of these self-timers, and this was the runner-up.
this was the winner.
still waiting faithfully for us, and gets another biscuit.
and what has been alleged to be a phallic souvenir of the hike.
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 15 April 2008, revised 11 September 2014.