Hoorah for another absolutely fabulous weekend. The time was nicely dominated by the Lausanne Walking event and the Night of the Museums.
For Lausane walking we selected the 10Km course since we had a long marathon training run on Sunday to contend with. The walk started out in a nice non competitive manner but we were ever so frequently overtaken by large and quite unfit looking walkers. Fearing that we would actually be swept of the course for going too slowly we decided to put a spurt on and managed to overtake a few doddery old people.
Petros, Marcus and Agata finished in a respectible 1.8 hours whilst still taking the time to stroll the first part, have a great chat and take some touristy photos. Congratulations all round.
That evening the yearly night of the museums was in force. For one night each year all the museums are open until the early hours of the morning so instead of getting blind drunk at Mad or other night clubs you can get equally drunken at the sevaral art galliers througout Lausanne and imbibe a little culture whilst doing so.
Our night was considerably enhanced by the fact that the free bicycle rental service that Lausanne operates was certainly more visible and available than I had previously noticed. We hired (for free) 3 bicycles and this enabled us to cycle between museums.
My new but rather heavy cycle complete with child seat and energy sapping dynamo allowed my 2 companions to several times yell out that they might like me to cycle just a little faster. For once I was able to say that I would cycle at a nice leisurely speed and not try and set a pace tres fort.
So with this and a 30Km plus run on Sunday the weekend was complete and there was just time for a short sleep before that week of working started again. Thanks Lausanne for another marvellous weekend.