I’m taking advantage of a two-day work trip to Aix-les-Bains to share a few lovely views from Lake Bourget, Savoie, France, as I know some of my regular readers to be keen on my Fluke pictures.
The great thing is that I have been travelling alone which means I have been free to do whatever I liked after work hours. I’ve been lucky to be finished early enough to take a long stroll around the lake, in time to watch the sun set over the Cat’s Tooth peak (La Dent du Chat). I even found a great spot to play my uke without being disturbed.
Contemplation is a very relaxing activity in which I like to indulge, especially after the eventful and testing past weeks.
Sunset over Lake Bourget. Notice the Cat’s Tooth peak to the left.
A view over snowy mountain peaks in the distance…
Sunset light on Lake Bourget.
My faithful Fluke on the spot I played it.
I have also used my blog-break to try and practise a Celtic arrangement by Rob MacKillop, a traditional piece called Fairy Dance, on my new ukulele, a Koaloha Pikake Concert.
This piece is probably not very difficult for more advanced players but to me it was very challenging. It felt like I could play the different ‘sentences’ OK on their own, but as soon as I tried to play the whole piece I went wrong some place.
After many attempts, I give up trying to come up with a better video than this one. I may have to leave it for a couple of months or I’ll end up hating this lovely tune. My left hand was shaking so badly on the last part which explains the mess I made of the end of the tune.