Tag: Switzerland


Or rainfall. We experienced both together this afternoon and both were unexpected features of our day. It was an interesting day of leaving behind the familiar and venturing into new places.

Getting high

Postponing outdoor activity in favour of museums yesterday was the right decision. The weather today was much more suitable and we enjoyed a great day getting high in the Swiss mountains.


Today was Majella’s birthday. Our timing for being here in Switzerland had been set so that she could celebrate it with Marie-Françoise so there was always going to be something special. Weather was also likely […]

From Majella

This trip continues to delight and amaze. But as the days get shorter, trees start to change colour, flowers go from absolutely stunning to beautiful, the signs are that our summer adventure is coming to […]


Today dawned with a mix of clear sky and cloud. It ended similarly after being overcast for much of the day. Fortunately the weather did not stop us from doing what was planned and having […]


Highway travel can be quick but it is insulated from the real countryside. Our journey today came up at a bit more than 300 km and we had no need to arrive until mid to […]

Sierre to Paris

We packed and cleaned up as much as we could at Serafino before heading down to the cure for a farewell breakfast of croissants and coffee with Marie-Francoise, Roland, and Michel. They were, as always, […]

Château de Chillon

We had an earlier start this morning. We were luckily awake when Peter’s phone rang at 7am. It was a call from Griffith University offering him an interview for a job. It was arranged for […]

Avignon to Sierre

We started early, having a scratch breakfast of the chocolate donuts and juice that I had bought in Barcelona before we left. We stopped for coffee and hot chocolate not far along our journey.