Yet another beautiful day for us to enjoy. Planned to take a bus along Lake Annecy to a village and take a hike. Walked to the bus station to check on the bus route only to find the streets empty and no bus - it is a national holiday - Ascension Thursday! This bus doesn't run on holidays.
On to plan B - this was planned for later in the week, but today became explore the lake by boat. We took a boat that does a 2 hour loop of the lake stopping at a number of villages. We got off at a point 3 miles from Annecy and walked the rest of the way along the lakeshore.
Spectacular views from the lake of the surrounding mountains and village. Gee saw a couple of houses she wanted. The sky was full of hang gliders putting on quite a show. They are the little specks in the photos.
Annecy may have been empty in the morning but it was crazy busy in the afternoon - a lot of people appeared to be taking advantage of the holiday. Annecy is a short drive from Geneva and is apparently a favorite
get away for them. We were told that on nice summer days, like today, there can be 10,000 bikes on the bike trail that circles the lake.
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