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Jura to Haut-Valais


Our wonderful overnight residence in Chaussin, Jura...
We loved this little campsite & intend to visit again in the near future - it has tipis & safari tents for rent, as well as these fab little caravans. The owners are quite alternative & the site just has a great feel. They have a natural water source which is solar heated for the sinks & showers & there is a great emphasis on recycling. 

Saying goodbye to the horses in the field next to our caravan...

Beginning the climb into the mountains of the Jura...

So many stunning gorges...

And quirky villages...

Great to get off the beaten track, after 2 days of motorway driving...

It might not look it, but it's a long way down!

On the other side of the mountains, we hit Nyon on Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) & headed to Lausanne.

Very nice...

After avoiding Lausanne city centre, we moved on to Montreux - following one of many electric trams...

And eventually came out into the countryside & a fantastic view of the Swiss Alps...

The lake is huge & the view was stunning...

Seeing the huge mountains was just thrilling...

And the scenery kept getting more & more dramatic...

Getting closer to our destination...

Somewhere near Sion...

The mountains above the Valais.
It had been a very hot, sticky day & as we arrived we wondered if the weather was going to turn...

The view from our campsite on arrival...

And the view first thing the next morning...

Little did we know at this point that our power steering was going to fail the next day... On a mountain pass!

Kay & Sime
xx

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