Today, Friday, started pretty early, since I warmed up Isabel Gemmel for her 50s final (she won!) at 8am. I walked from the apartment to the club, and the views that time of day of the still water are amazing.
After the quick tennis hit, I visited the Migros grocery store across the street one last time for berries, salad and veggies and of course some Swiss chocolate! I paid cash to use up some of my Swiss francs and found out one of my 20 franc notes was old, and had to be replaced. That was when I noticed some other bills were old as well. The cashier told me I had to go to a bank to change them.
Back at the apartment eventually (missed one bus and the next two were late), we (Erin, her daughter Hannah and I) decided to go to Gandria via boat. Gandria is best viewed from the water. But first I was on a quest to find a bank to exchange my old notes…the first two had no tellers, but the third did and it took about 30 seconds to exchange the notes for new ones. Swiss efficiency!
We bought our tickets to Gandria, and took the boat past the base of Monte Bre (which we ascended via funicular Sunday), to Gandria, a village abutting the lake and built up the mountain. We arrived at noon and had a nice lunch overlooking the lake, then took the boat back to Lugano. I had a relaxing afternoon, walking through the center of town, then to the tennis club for a massage.
Erin and her doubles partner Betty Michel won the 60 doubles over Aussies Julie Fidler/Rosemary Everett in the evening. Betty won the 60 singles.
Tomorrow we are planning on visiting Bellandoza (castles) and Mt Tamaro (views).