Day 1 Switzerland began with a lie in and eventually a chatty morning followed by some relaxing in the sun. There’s not much more strange than sitting in deck chairs, surrounded by feet deep snow and basking in warm sunshine. Nothing much more enjoyable either!
Once our solar panels were sufficiently charged began the real work. Pierre had already cut some steps in the deep snow above his house to give us access to the small stand of trees over the ridge and the two fallen trees that were to provide fire wood. An hour’s work provided 4 large logs cut and transported down the hill to the house.
The afternoon was a 4.5km walk along the road into Finhaut. Surprisingly warm and sunny and very picturesque with beer at the end and the main aim of the day.