Peck's low-res photos
de la Plage
Jura mountains run in a southwest-northeast direction along the border between
France and Switzerland, from Geneva (Genève) to Basel (Bâle), holding at about
1300-1400 meters altitude (4350-4500 feet), and peaking in the range of 1650 meters
(5450 feet). These photos of high alpage farms in winter are mainly from the southwestern
end of that range, between the cities of Geneva and Vallorbe.]
Tearoom is not a farm.
Tearoom is also not a tearoom. And the plage is not really a beach.
Tearoom de la Plage is a three-sided barbeque refuge on the bluff, at about 1320m
on the farm road to Perroude de Marchissy, offering great views in good weather.
Here it is on a blustery 9 April 2004.
"Tearoom on the Beach", 9 April 2004
very nicely-got-up picnic shelter with (sometimes) a clear view of the jet d'eau
on Lac Léman at the port of Geneva.
Tearoom in better weather
(right) schmoozing with Chris and Annette at the Tearoom, August 2001, at a Ramsar
Convention on Wetlands environmental picnic.
picnic at the Tearoom on the Beach, August 2001.
the tearoom in a bit more snow, 9 February 2003, following Prof Durham's snowshoe
assault on the cliffs below.
Profs. Durham and Peck setting out from the Tearoom on still another hapless snowshoe
adventure, 3 April 2003.
map showing the Tearoom at the top of the cliffline (upper red dot), sort of looming
over the trailhead near the village of Marchissy.
at the tearoom, 2003.
view from the Tearoom de la Plage (if you pick a bad day)
Tearoom de la Plage in early April 2008
at the Tearoom
heels up, April 2008
snowless village of Longirod below, and the lake
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 11 May 2004, revised 12 October 2008.