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to Switzerland with her friend Lizzie
Young Marlowe had lived in England for a few years but was soon to move to the
USA with her Mum. Just before moving, she and her friend Lizzie went
to visit her Fond Papa in Switzerland.
she is (right), preparing to set out from the Col du Forclaz to hike to the Trient
a few hours later, there's the glacier (only half as big as when she was here
in about 1990). Global warming!!
Retreat is not a joke. In the late '80s, where Old Peck and Young Peck
are presently standing would have been INSIDE the
glacier seen in the background. Here's proof.)
the vodka stash from her Dad for a quick burst of energy.
Kids scrambling on glaciers
There's no ice to go walking around on these days, ten years later.
Lovely ice with big rocks on it
Marlowe foofing with her Dad
feeling more or less semi-contemplative by the glacier outflow stream, October
Back out from the glacier towards La Forclaz
at her Dad's flat, Marlowe is astonishing Lizzie with her dexterity with Sim games.
they are, some days later, hiking up La Dôle in the Jura mountains of Switzerland.
near the top, Lizzie takes Marlowe's picture whilst she's trying to fix a tear in her
stuffed duck. Her father displays his well-known patience and wonders
why she brought her stuffed duck along in the first place. This is why she carried her stuffed duck up onto the mountain . . .
Lizzie could hit her in the head with it!
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 25 March 2000, revised 25 January 2009, 14 May 2013.