Funny faces at the lake today.


After yesterday's hot and horrible day across north west Italy it was an absolute pleasure to ride along some of the lakes around the Swiss -Italian border. 

The first lake I came across was Lago D'Orta. Picture postcard scenery.  

I found a spot between the luxury homes to park the bike and a place to have a swim. I was surprised the water was not chilly. It was very clear and inviting!  

 

 pano of Lago d'orta 

pano of Lago d'orta 

Little villages scattered all along the lake shore. Each village will have several churches and you can hear the girls tolling from across the lake. Beautiful!   

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 my jacket etc is in a pile on the shore. 

my jacket etc is in a pile on the shore. 

 happy face, back in the water❣️

happy face, back in the water❣️

 Harri has a companion for Italy. The little ladybird is from Montipulciano, a pressie from Debora after her visit there last year.  

Harri has a companion for Italy. The little ladybird is from Montipulciano, a pressie from Debora after her visit there last year.  

 lunch on lake maggiore. Great lunch, great view!! Chocolate box scenery. 

lunch on lake maggiore. Great lunch, great view!! Chocolate box scenery. 

 my hotel for two nights. I'm so comfy I don't want to leave. 

my hotel for two nights. I'm so comfy I don't want to leave. 

 the view from my room 

the view from my room 

 another village across the lake. 

another village across the lake. 

 I snorkelled around to the next beach, used for camping. All set up with toilets, community kitchen and laundry. 

I snorkelled around to the next beach, used for camping. All set up with toilets, community kitchen and laundry. 

 funny face 1

funny face 1

 funny face 2

funny face 2

 funny face 3

funny face 3

 funny face 4

funny face 4

 funny feet 

funny feet 

 my hot chocolate world map waterproof shoes!! 

my hot chocolate world map waterproof shoes!!