Breakfast would have been ok had there been more of it. We had hoped to visit the church on leaving ,
but it was shut. We walked up gradually to St.Blaze passing the sight of an old abbey, destroyed in the Reformation.
The views of Geneva on this stretch were stunning. At the pass we had coffee at the Hotel Rey and got a stamp.
We walked up and down all day through woods and pass meadows. A lot of paths were showing signs of having been flooded
recently. The views towards (?) Annecy were amazing. I had remarked that, maybe, if we were lucky we might hear
a cuckoo and sure enough we did! It was a real treat. And to add to that we saw our first swift.
We had difficulty finding the place that we had booked to stay.(It became our practise to ask at the place we were
staying for advice on where to stay for the following night - this works well as these people tend to know each other
or if not, know that somewhere is good). We stayed with a very nice couple, ate a delicious simple meal and were
spoilt by the host sharing his Génépi (Wormwood) with us (a liquor made from berries only found above 2000 -3000 meters).