vineyards

Patrouille Suisse at Spiez, Switzerland

The lake side town of Spiez, between Thun and Interlaken, celebrates the summer with a festival every second year. (On alternate years, the same celebration is held in Thun.) This year, the Swiss aerial display team Patrouille Suisse put on a show over the lake during the afternoon and thousands of people lined the harbour and… (Read More)

Spiezberg, Switzerland

Locals to Spiez, on the shores of Lake Thun, are familiar with the vineyards on Spiezberg hill. There is a well-used and well-loved path along the upper edge of the vineyards, which leads along the edge of the forest from the huge Katzenstein rock to the council office and library, and on towards Spiezmoos. It’s a… (Read More)

Everybody likes a pretty castle

Visiting the ridiculously picturesque castle and vineyards at Aigle, in the Rhone valley.

Haute Koenigsbourg, France

This idyllic landscape was our first proper stop of our long journey up to Scotland. We pulled off the motorway after spotting the castle on the hill and banked vineyards, glowing in the autumn sunshine. After winding our way through a small village amidst the vines, we found a spot at which to park and… (Read More)

Watching the Fireworks