Upon leaving I had an invitation from Sheree to join her and Julie for a walk in the Alps, with her dog Einzel. We ate a quick lunch at her apartment before heading into the hills - Sheree has a car, so it made our trip very easy. After a few switchbacks up a somewhat narrow road we parked in the village, and then headed out for four hours of walking in the beautiful sunny weather. It was so warm in the sun that I took my cardigan off some of the time, so that I was only in short sleeves. There won't be a day like this in Toronto for at least another month!
On the way home I stopped in at the grocery store to pick up just a bottle of red wine and fresh baguette; with my colourful scarf tossing in the breeze it felt like a very French kind of day.
Paragliders alongside the cliff
A hazy view of distant mountains
I pose in the snow - there wasn't much left, but patches remained here and there
Sheree, Julie and Einzel
There were crocuses in bloom everywhere throughout the meadows
A shepherd's hut up on the hillside
The view at the far point of our hiking circuit