Saturday, October 26, 2013
Weather pampers us this fall, so we try to get as much of sun rays as possible before winter comes. Today we were passing by Swiss vineyards and we just couldn't help and stopped for a brief walk along.
Grapes' harvests are already finished but every now and then we could find a bunch on the grapevines.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Sunday, October 13, 2013
This week we're experiencing first snow in Jura mountains so I went out hiking to check it out. The conditions on route were rather difficult. The slope was slippery and visibility was almost null at the top because of mist.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Today we went to a Gourmandiv' festival in a neighbouring village - Divonne-les-Bains. It was a second edition of what I would call festival of tastes and flavours. Except for a couple of tasting-stalls, there was also a contest for amateur chefs (audience could taste their cooking and vote for the best cook) and some other animations like vegetables carving.
Well, it wouldn't be entirely honest from my part if I said it was a fantastic event, but in the end I enjoyed getting out from home.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
With a truly autumn weather, I went for a hike to Le Reculet. I was hoping to see a lot of colours on the hills, instead I only saw thick mist. I guess in two-three weeks the mountain will be bursting in pastels.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
What to do when weather is rainy and "on foot" mobility is reduced? I asked myself that question on the gloomy weekend and decided to have a "waterfall excursion". There are just so many of them in the neighbourhood - easily accessible by car. Not discouraged by the rain (which later turned into actually nice and warm weather), we set off to discover the beauties of French nature.
We started with Pain de Sucre cascade. I need to say, it was pretty awesome. It felt a bit like we were in a fairy-tale forest full of magic. Dark colours, soft drizzle and a waterfall you basically can walk around and hide yourself at its back. The only thing missing was a cave with a treasure :) We really enjoyed the view as well as the humming sound of water.
Lastly, we saw Cascade de Glandieu, situated in the centre of a small French village. Although it was the biggest of all we had seen, it didn't make such an impression on me. Perhaps the proximity of agglomeration stripped the waterfall from its charm? Other possibility, we had had enough of cascades for one day. I mean, don't get me wrong - it was really nice, it's just that we liked the other three better. Anyway, we stayed for a while in the village to have a meal in a restaurant and went back home.