Europe 14 - Day 8
Despite the indifferent weather we had decided to take one of the steamers on Lake Geneva from Ouchy to Chillon Castle and return. The sailing depart at 1140 so we had some time to visit the centre of Lausanne. The local train took us back up the steep hill to the centre where we found the Saturday Farmers' Markets. In between the light (and cool) showers of rain we checked the vegetabless, meat and cheese, then wandered back to the train. Down to Ouchy again and there was the boat waiting.
Lausanne on Saturday Morning
The train took up back up the steep hill to the centre of Lausanne, Next to the station lies the market square, where we found the farmers' markets.
Cruising on Lake Geneva
Our ship - "La Suisse" was waiting at the dock, along with a small crowd eager to board. The ship has an dining room for First Class. The food is touted as being "our cater's most refined menu" but at CHF110 per person ($NZ135) we decided to travel on the main deck. Leaping up and down with a camera might not have been too well recived in First Class anyway. The cruise followed the northern shore of the lake, going east to Montreaux and then Chillon Castle where it turned around and headed back to Ouchy. Along the way the northern shore slopes down to the lake and is intensively planted in grape vines.
Last updated: 14/09/2014