"On a walk along the shores of Lake Léman" Lausanne Travelogue by nyperose

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My favorite walk along the Lake Léman

One of my favorite walks around the Lake Léman it this one along the
shores between Pully and Lausanne.

The walk takes about 40 minutes and on your way you can observe all the different birds living here.

A swan in her nest, Pully, April 2007

Huge groups of swans are living by the lake, and I love to observe them.

This is a very sociable one that eats right out of your hand, even when she is in her nest.

June 2008 : The baby-swans are born

The baby-swans have left their protected world inside the egg, and are out in the big world, ready to travel with their parents all around the lake.

The baby-swans grow very quickly, and about a year later they are as big and white as their parents. The parents raise the babies during a year together, and very often the parents continue to stick together after that.

Unfortunately one of the four eggs went missing. Rats are around and love a nice swan-egg-meal when they manage to catch one:-(

Swan adolescents and still with their parents!

Here they are again! This time in November 2007. They are adolescents now and the whole family is still together.
Isn't it incredible how fast they grow!

In a couple of months, they will become more and more independent from their parents, and be drawn towards Ouchy where huge groups of swans live.

Then the cycle starts all over again.........

By the Lake Léman

By the lake Léman between Pully and Ouchy.

On the way there are benches to sit and relax.

By the Lake Léman

By the Lake Léman between Pully and Ouchy.

By the Lake Léman

By the Lake Léman between Pully and Ouchy.

Approaching Ouchy

We're now approaching Ouchy. One can stop here for a rest, continue towards the beaches of Bellerive, or take the underground up to the hilly town centre of Lausanne.

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