Living in a country in the middle of Europe
instead of an island
called Great Britain
I had to get used to not seeing the sea!
here in Switzerland there are lakes and mountains
and it was very easy to get used to their beauty!
I am lucky enough to live in the city but near the Lac Léman.
One of my biggest pleasures in the summer months
is to take a steam-boat to cross the lake!
Different cruises can be taken too with a meal included.
See former postings here: A Cruise on the Lake. Part One.
There are three parts if you care to scroll down them.
Just being on one of those elegant boats to cross the lake
feels like being on holiday!
I hardly sit down because I want to see all the lovely views.
Each boat has a name
and the one I travelled on above, on the left of the big picture,
is called "Simplon"
which is the name of a Swiss mountain pass.
I love to see the young men with their coiled blue ropes
which they throw onto the shore to anchor the boat while
everyone crosses the 'passerelle' or gangway.
My destination, the town of Evian,
is very clean and well kept to impress the tourists.
The flower beds are just beautiful
and it was here that I first discovered a flower called
Chocolate Cosmos which really does smell of chocolate!
Eating a salad out on a lakeside terrace
and then a refreshing dessert of
peaches and strawberries.
After our rainy period
it seems we are back in the sun and rising heat again!
I hope that you are enjoying the season
in all the ways you love the most!