club vagabond

dedicated to all of those who have passed through Leysin and the Vag before growing up ...

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

the ice rink

We discovered the ice rink long before we discovered skiing. The best thing was that it was always empty and was a great place to learn. And the views! Had some great times there, especially when the ice hockey team were playing and the smell of mulled wine drifted throughout the building. Posted by Picasa

evening walk to the roc de veyges

This is Mad Mike and Jeff Sainsbury posing in a most odd manner as they take a breather on an evening walk from Leysin to the Roc de Veyges, some time in the early 80s. Notice the hands on hips and very short shorts. Had they known that 25 years later this picture would be flashed around the world surely they'd have posed and dressed differently? Posted by Picasa

Sunday, September 24, 2006

the kuklos

The Kuklos is probably not known to most of you. It's the (fairly) new revolving restaurant near to the Berneuse telecabine station. It's one of only three in the Alps.

Not far from here we used to hold the barbies with the Vag crowd.

This place is not as bad as you'd think, with friendly service and good prices. We were horrified when we saw a woman eating fried fish with spaghetti, but then that's what makes the world go round - variety!

And of course the views are excellent.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

it had to happen ...

Vag 31/03/88

It had to happen. The iconic and essential Club Vagabond finally has its own blogsite! Contributors are welcome to help fill the site - contact me at Posted by Picasa