I took Claudia to school for her first day and then set off for the first time without my sidekick. It was a happy/sad feeling – I have gotten used to a voice beside me at the supermarket saying “I’ve got a franc for the trolley” but I am happy that she has the chance to make some friends here now.
On the other side of the old town is a lake. It had a melancholy feeling about it today – there was a lot of mist around and very few sounds other than the birds squawking every now and then.
I have seen these little bird boxes on a couple of lakes but this is the first time I have seen them with a cage over the top. I imagine it is there so that only the waterbirds can use them and for protection perhaps.
The old town sits high above the lake and there is apparently a set of stairs you can walk up that will take you into the old town. Some of these houses date back further than the 1600’s.
After walking for a few hours I met Claudia back at school. And how did her first day go? She came out with a smile on her face.