|Paul happened to take this picture of our train leaving Montreux for Geneva, Mary and I are in the car next the engine. Paul was headed out to Brig and a circuitous route to Zurich.|
We were ahead of ourselves getting to the Montreux station and it looked as if we would catch the 0753 to Geneva Airport but there was a 0748 posted also to Geneva Airport which turned out to be a suburban set with a Re 4/4 on the back. The first class car was on the rear so we felt the old electric locomotive as it pushed us to Geneva Airport. Every notch setting could be felt through the drawbar but we arrived precisely on time.
The self guided tour of Montreal Airport was carried out quite easily. It is good to get some exercise after a long flight.
As usual the worst part of the trip was the OC Transpo 97 bus although now there is a little bit of stupidity thrown in with the gyrations through Hurdman. The bus now describes a loop crossing several lines of traffic to negotiate the temporary station. It will be even more "amusing" when the bridge to Lees Avenue is closed in a couple of months. I look forward to more fun in the future.
What a great trip. It is difficult to pick out the highlights.
|The wonderful view from the apartment|
|Walks through the vineyards|
|Chateau de Chillon and the Lac Leman paddle steamers|
|Wonderful food - magret de canard|
|Filet mignon de cheval|
|Great trains - in the entire month I noted only one SBB train running late (17 mins and there was a knock on effect). The other railways, other than the bRochers de Naye, all ran to time|
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