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Lisa-hike to the Tearoom on the Plage

The winter that began with good snow and then lost its concentration -- and then found it -- but then, as all good things, ended.

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.

Here's 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.

Lisa wearing blue and white today, 6 April 2008

The other fellow wearing the same old stuff as always

At the top of the 1300m cliffs, it's time for lunch.

Three loaves of bread, two and a half kilos of cheese (some of it cheddar from Scotland), and a little chocolate.

Now it's up through the next little range of cliffs towards Les Echadex

Adjustments in blue

Having passed Les Echadex, we're descending now by way of the Tearoom de la Plage ('the tearoom on the beach')

The Tearoom is a lovely three-sided public picnic look-out with an unbeatable view out over Lake Geneva and the French Alps

Lisa heels up

The snowless village of Longirod below us, and the lake

Lisa still heels up

We took nearly 80 of these self-timers, and this was the runner-up.

And this was the winner.

Dieter's still waiting faithfully for us, and gets another biscuit.

Lisa and what has been alleged to be a phallic souvenir of the hike.

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