Lake Machilly revisit …

It was such a beautifully sunny day yesterday that the mum suggested going on a little walk around Lake Machilly … before they would send us to Geneva to take the train home back to Lausanne. We were, of course, more than happy to oblige.

So after almost a year, I was back at Lake Machilly … doing another little walk around the lake with the parents! 🙂

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The start point of the walk around Lake Machilly, which is located not far from the French-Swiss border.

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Unlike last year when there was a lot of snow, there was hardly any this year … except for some sleet.

Exhibits

Contemporary art displays in and around the lake.

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We spotted this group of ducks on the nearly frozen lake … and wondered whether they were real or not.

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Why did we think so? Because they did not move at all … except for one of them, but only a few minutes later. I tried to stay for as long as I could, hoping that a few other ducks would move so that I would know that they were okay …

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… but in the end, I decided to move on to join the hubby and the parents. I just hope that they had chosen to remain immobile and were not actually frozen!

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Making our way slowly around the lake.

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As usual, I was always the last in line …

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… being the ‘self-appointed photographer’ during any outing! 😀

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Reaching the half-way point of the lake.

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Another group of ducks … and this time, definitely not frozen …

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… as they were walking about … and at time almost slipping … on the nearly frozen Lake Machilly. I just love how the combination of the strong glare of the evening sun and the shiny frozen lake created a beautiful golden reflection of the ducks on the lake surface. 🙂

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There was certainly quite a number of these beautiful ducks walking on the frozen lake.

Panorama

Lake Machilly … as seen from the opposite side from where we had come.

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As the sun was about to set when we were starting our walk around the lake, … the lighting in the area slowly began to change as we walked.

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Some broken ice pieces scattered on the frozen lake.

Upside down school

Another display … an upside down mini school ‘stuck’ on a tree!

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And another. Initially … as I was walking towards it, I had thought that this was just a fallen tree by the lakeside.

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But upon closer inspection, I realised that it was another exhibit using a real tree! Interesting.

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The daddy-man and the mum … walking ahead of us as we had stopped to check out and to take snapshots of the ‘fallen tree’.

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The lakeshore and the hills behind, taking a reddish hue … as a result of the evening sun.

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Looking back towards where the ‘fallen tree’ exhibit was located.

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And finally, reaching the start point of our walk and heading for the carpark nearby. By this time, with the sun slowly disappearing … it had started to become very cold. So I was really glad to be heading back to the car.

However, … I cannot help but wonder whether it will not be another year before I shall be walking around this lake again! 😉

Last year entry on my visit to Lake Machilly:

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