It’s been very hot in the last few weeks, and we’ve been content with quiet activities, such as synchronized bathing, for example.
Pixie tried to find some coolness in the vegetable garden, but it was finally inside that it was the freshest.
Our humans have combined the useful with the pleasant : they have gone to fetch some coolness at the Maison Cailler, the chocolate factory located in Broc, in Gruyère, in the canton of Fribourg. Claire and Momo discovered the fascinating history of chocolate and observed with interest the whole process of its manufacture from A to Z. Not only was it fresh in the factory, but they could also taste different chocolates more delicious than each other !
And you, where have you found a little coolness these days ?
Today, Claire and Momo are taking you on a cruise on the lake for 3 hours (in yellow on the map) with the Belle Epoque steam boat «La Suisse». With the current heat here, I hope this article will help you to stay cool !
Be on time, because the boat won’t be waiting for you !
After leaving Villeneuve, they passed by the magnificent Chillon Castle that we had visited with Chloe from All Pet Voices.
First stop in Montreux :
And then came Vevey :
Claire and Momo were getting hungry ; they savored a delicious menu while enjoying the extraordinary landscape of Lavaux, with its terraced vineyard, typical of the region.
« La Suisse » arrived in Lausanne, where the greatest number of passengers boarded the boat.
The boat then sailed back in the direction of France for the second part of the cruise. The mountains descend to the lake on the French side, and there are fewer inhabited areas on the shores.
After a stop at the Franco-Swiss village of Saint Gingolph, «La Suisse» stopped at Le Bouveret, the last stop before returning to Villeneuve.
Claire and Momo had a lot of fun doing this cruise, but I was very happy to see them back in time to fill my bowl !
*waving paw madly*
Oh ! Hello ! Can you see me ?
Today, I’m taking you on a walk with Claire and Momo, close to home, on the Plantour Tour.
The hill of Plantour is located between Aigle and Ollon; Claire and Momo left from the cloister quartier at Aigle, They walked towards the castle and through the vineyards, then quickly took a path that goes up through the forest. The trail is quite steep in places, we advise against it in case of rain.
After sweating, they arrived at the Belvedere of Plantour. From here you have a magnificent view of the whole Rhone plain, up to the Lake of Geneva.
The Plantour Tour is a loop that goes around the hill ; on the other side, we see the village of Verschiez in the foreground, the Rhone plain towards Valais, and the Dents du Midi in the center (unfortunately hidden by the clouds that day).
The return to Aigle is done by the paths that wind through the vineyards to the castle.
I hope you enjoyed this walk !