I was woken up pretty early by the sound of rain hammering down on my tent. I dozed for a bit longer hoping it would go away. It didn't.
I got up and had a little walk to see what the sky looked like and my inner weather mojo told me it would stop in an hour or so. It did.
So I packed up and hit the road. It was raining on and off all day so it was constant waterproof on, waterproof off. I would've just left it on, but it was too hot when it stopped raining.
The first thing I had to do was get to Evian to catch the ferry across to Lausanne.
I found the terminal in the end even though I didn't see a single sign for it.
I bought a second class ticket for the bargain price of 24 Euro (!)
I had a bit of time, so I got some lunch from the friendliest man in France. He gave me a load of sweets and oddly, a badge with Evian written on it.
I got on the ferry and there wasn't anywhere obvious to put my bike, so I just leant it up in the middle of the passenger lounge!
The crossing took about 40 minutes, which was long enough to have a coffee and forget to get some Swiss Francs.
Once in Lausanne I just headed sort of north and a bit west. It was pointless trying to follow any particular signs as most of them just pointed straight to the motorway.
Luckily I found my way out fairly easily and soon got on quieter roads following signs for Orbe, which is where I'd seen a campsite.
The further away from Lausanne I got, the nicer it got. In fact, at one point I thought to myself "This is so Swiss, all I need now is some cows with bells on". And sure enough, I rounded a corner and there was a field full of them! I don't know how they put up with the constant ding ding of their bells, but they seemed happy enough. Or at least as happy as cows ever seem.
There were some big hills in the distance, but I was pretty sure Orbe would be at the foot of them rather than up them, which it was.
The town seems quite nice and the campsite is good. The guy is very friendly and speaks excellent English as he spent a year in Essex :-P
I've showered and changed and I just nipped into town to get some CHF. I have asked for steak and chips for dinner which should sort me out as I'm starving!