10 July 2019

Alps Trip 2019: Lake Lugano

We slept in today - for a change we don’t leave until 10:40 am!

Our adventure today is a boat tour of Lake Lucerne and two of its towns. Odyssey has hired a private boat for our group. We set across the lake:

Lake Lucerne


The lake is placid, the sky a bit cloudy.

Lake Lucerne

Homes and hotels along the shoreline.

Lake Lucerne

The church in the photo below is the church of Santa Maria del Sasso, above the town of Morcote, where we will disembark for a visit and lunch. The terrace in front of the church is a cemetary.

Lake Lucerne Morcote

We disembark in this town, Morcote. John and I walk up to the church in the above photo. The path is steep!

Morcote

After the church, we walked up and down steps and paths through the cobbled, narrow, steep passageways of Morcote. Such a lovely town! From every vantage was a view of Lake Lucerne. We visited a few of the small shops, then met our group for lunch.

Back to the boat for our return trip. It has begun to rain. I shoot a photo out the boat's window of the steep cliffs rising right out of the lake.

Lake Lucerne

We stop briefly at another town, Gandia, and walk up to a church. It was beauutiful, but dank and stinky! I took a quick, crooked photo.

Gandia

Back in our hotel, we reflected:

“What a pleasant day!”

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