This evening we are on Lake Como at a place called Menaggio at the Hotel du Lac. In the mid 1980s I read Anita Brookner's book of the same name. I can't recall the detail other than that it was about the people staying at the hotel. but I still have the book. I shall try and re-read it when I get home to Lewis.
I managed 350 photos today despite the rain and so on so here are a few. Hopefully at some time I'll share some more. The first stop was at Beckenried on Lake Lucerne. It appears to be a popular walking centre and has the longest cable car in central Switzerland.
|The A2 autobahn which was our route South through Switzerland. An amazing feat of engineering.|
Through the St Gotthard Tunnel at the rest stop in the pouring rain. Note the magnificent mountains that you can't actually see for the mist and rain.
|The cafe on the lake where we had coffee|
|Quite a lot of Lugano precariously perches on mountain sides|
|View from the hotel bar|
|The hotel showing the terrace on top of the hotel. My bedroom is in the 'attic'. The most luxurious attic bedroom I'm ever likely to sleep in.|
|A nightcap on the terrace overlooking the lake and the town square. Bliss.|