Saturday, June 17, 2006
SATURDAY, JUNE 17: DAY TWO - On the road - Into the mountaains.
The box was waiting for us when we got back from walking along the lake. Once we had sorted it out we had a very nice meal at a llittle street cafe.Good sleep, breakfast of bread and coffee and then after a group photo outside the B&B we started on our Groot Trek to Rome!. Wonderful walk along the lake to Montreux . On the way we passed through Clarens and briefly visited “Villa Kruger” the house that was built for Paul Kruger in 1874 when he went into exile and where he died in 1904. The house is now a boutique hotel but the owner allowd us to enter the garden and stand outside the house to take photographs underneath the old Boer Republic flags that still hang from the wall. We also took photos next to statue of Freddie Mercury in Montreux - then onto Aigle.. BEAUTIFUL B&B in a wine growers house - next to a vineyard. Some of us drank their Co-op wine. Made our own diinner of salad and cheese. Up at 6 this morning. Delicious breakfast and then walked to the river Rhone and have been walking alongside the river all morning. We are now in St Maurice - using a coin internet machine with a terrible keyboard. It is hot and cloudy. We saw our first VF sign just outside St Maurice. We have still got another 15km to go and we will sleep in a camping site dorm tonight. We are all strong and still overwhelemed by the scenery. Getting deeper and deeper into the mountains.