After 1460 days on the sea ,yesterday at 4 am I arrived to Switzerland .Little village called Chateau-D-Oex .Situated at around 1000 metres in altitude, half-way between the classy resort of Gstaad in the Bernese Oberland and the small town of Gruyères in the canton of Fribourg, lie the two places of Château-d’Oex and Rougemont. The holiday region of Pays-d’Enhaut in the canton of Vaud is linked to the Lake Geneva region by the Col des Mosses and by the Montreux – Bernese Oberland Railway. Thanks to its favourable micro-climate, Château-d’Oex has developed into a hot-air ballooning metropolis.
But the older traditions too have been retained: accordingly, the much-loved Alpine cheese of Etivaz is still made over an open wood fire. In Rougemont, many chalets dating back a hundred years bear testimony to the folk art of the region.
In both summer and winter, Château-d’Oex and Rougemont present a diverse range of holiday experiences and sporting activities. Wonderful mountainscapes and old decorated chalets are typical for the villages of the Pays-d’Enhaut.
For the first time after 4 years spending on the sea ,I slept in normal bad without falling down on the floor ,having normal shower with unlimited amount of hot water ,using normal toilet ,all of this is new for me ,for the next month I must adapt to the luxury which is offering dry land .Now is time to have some rest ,do some of the winter activity ,go back home for Christmas see family ,and after all of this back to the real home which is sailing vessel Pangaea .
Such a charming alpine village. I can only imagine your cultural shock and joy having such luxurious comforts of land. It’ll be hard to return to more cramped quarters.
Hahha ,it will be normal for me .here I feel like a stranger
So beautiful Switzerland.Covered snow everywhere feels really Christmas.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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4 years spent at sea, incredible!
Château-d’Oex looks beautiful.
Yes 4 years ,thanks for nice comments.Jacek