Tuesday, 7 October 2014

:: bevaix ::

Last week we spent a lovely couple of days with Eti's aunt and uncle in their new home beside the lake of Neuchâtel. Previously they owned a home in this village and we lived in their upstairs apartment - a lovely home with beautiful views and one that will always hold precious memories of our time here in Switzerland. We had a great time with them discovering the area they now call home with a variety of modes of transport - from bikes, to scooters, pushchair, boat, car and by foot. The weather was beautiful!

One thing I love about Switzerland and miss is the ease of access all over the countryside. There are many pathways that are free of cars. In nature - fields and forests - there is very little private land and public access is granted almost everywhere. In this particular area there is a long pathway alongside the lake that, for the most part, is only for walking and cycling, so it makes it a very safe place for children learning how to scooter and bike!

The lake was like glass during our first day. We eagerly took up the invitation to go out on their boat and enjoyed a rather unique way of travelling to the nearby playground!

As in our local region, the landscape was striped with vineyards. It is currently the vendages, the time of grape harvesting. Like in Alsace, we passed tractors and vehicles carrying large bins of freshly picked grapes.

After the playground we navigated a very territorial goose in the port and returned back home across the smooth waters, enjoying the beautiful views and the company. We're thankful for these moments to catch up with people who mean a lot to us and to be treated by such generous hospitality, weather and moments that we are so thankful for.


  1. All these posts and all these photo's really speak of a magical time! x

  2. You take the most stunning photos, I have absolutely loved looking at your images from Switzerland.