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Young William's first trip to Switzerland

Curiosity and bemusement in the Alps and Préalps

Settling in, and a hike near Sèche de Gimel

You 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.

Young William (or Will; or Bill; Billy, at a need; but never Willie!) is tagging along with his Mum on a visit to childhood Stomping Grounds.

Kristin leading Marlowe to the mouth of the Aubonne River, William showing forbearance, late October 2012.

Lake Geneva through the trees

Ducks and geese are cavorting on the lake, but Will's missing the show.

A Paul Monney wood sculpture at the Signal de Bougy children's park, just above our village of Féchy

The Signal de Bougy Great Pig

Bill's starting to feel at home in Féchy.

Comfortable enough in Féchy to try to have a telephone conversation on the television remote.

Will's out for a walk in the Combe d'Amburnex.

Uneven pastures are an obstacle course for toddlers.

Down into the tangled undergrowth of the Nature Reserve in the middle of the Sèche d'Amburnex

A wrong turn in the forest, and look!

How'd they end up down there?

The helicopter's on the way, with a winch. Just hang in there.

Will looking for the nearest way out

With assistance as required

Our guide

Competition-level speed-toddling on pastures takes hours of practice.

Lunch in The Nature


A well-earned rest

Marlowe and William in Switzerland, October 2012


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