Today the temperature reached 5 degrees C, and the chance for a short run proved too much to resist.
Mt Blanc can actually be seen from my front door step, but when you can see every nook and cranny clearly, it means poor weather is on its way.
I set off around 14.30 for a short spin but also to take some pictures of Mt Blanc. Even though it's so close its always magical to see it.
These were the first couple of pictures, a little murky as the cloud hadn't lifted.
Next stop was the quay at Versoix. I used to live here for 5 years and at night you can sit on the quay and watch the planes coming in over the lake on their approach to the airport, often 5-6 at a time.
The first pic is looking back towards Geneva.
The next two looking the other way and across to France on the other side.
Obligatory bike shot!
After Versoix I headed to Divonne, these pics are on the road to Gex.
Another 5kms or so further on and the cloud is lifting a little and the view even better.
We have a lot of buzzards here, and as I passed there were two, the one here protecting a kill from another
determined to take it from him. Unfortunately one flew away before I could take the picture. You know what they say about working with kids and animals, same applies to birds!
The view 200m or so from my home
The airport is only 10 minutes away and planes can be seen landing clearly.
Clouds over the Alps at the Lausanne end of the lake.
By the time I got back an hour and a half later the temperature was dropping.
Great to have been out though!!!!!!!