Day 1: Lausanne to La Tour de Peilz

Today was the first day of hiking and I have to admit it was too long. I ended up walking about 33km which was not intended. But first things first.

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In Lausanne I made my way up to the cathedral, which was quite exhausting to begin with since it is at the top of the city, only to find it closed. I then walked down to the harbour Ouchy, all in pretty nasty rain, I should mention.

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Took my first coffee break down by another harbour. I pretty much walked alongside Lake Genever. Before the way took a turn up the vineyards. They are famous and a UNESCO world heritage.

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I walked on forever. All up and down. It looked beautiful. And then there was a red fox running over the old grey stairs in between the green vines above the blue lake. Perfect. And the foot I broke last summer and was worried about didn’t hurt. However, the other one did. Very early on the Achilles started aching and I remembered having had the same thing on my way to Spain. It lasted a while and eventually wore off. Hoping i does the same again. After a couple more villages I was looking for a campground but couldn’t find it. So decided to walk on to the next one. Shame Bly the guide didn’t say it wasn’t at the beginning of the town it said, but pretty much at the end of it.
However, I saw mermaids, Charlie Chaplin and a fork. Wouldn’t dare to complain!

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So here is my place for tonight.

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