La Grande Maison de Chandolin
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... but we are getting there.
The trade off is we are in a beautiful environment. Very dry air, and hard water. Altitude also affects the temperature water boils at, and how long things take to cook. Soft boiled egg is 6 minutes. Fortunately there is an App to help with such things. Also means that hangovers can arrive early and hit hard. Possible due in part to dehydration, but alt also contributes to less oxygen in the blood. Up and down stairs is often hard ...
We rose early in hope of seeing a clear sky. We were in luck and we caught the train up into the mountains to see the Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice), France's biggest glacier that lies in the Chamonix valley. It is 7 kilometres long and 200 metres deep. We hiked down from the train station instead of taking the gondola and were ready to walk down the last 485 steps to the glacier... But it was closed! We sat at the entrance for some time fuming that someone should ...
... balconies, beautiful wildflowers & easy walking wth wondeful views of the snow mountains. Refuge Bethone was crowded, but some of us had a good room with our own bunk & a bathroom!!! Dinner was very communal, lots of pasta, bread & wine. Julie & I had to stop twice on the way back from the dinner hut to our hut. A very social night ...
Oops, no notes again! Refuge Elena quite new and modern. Large dorms but partitioned into bunks of 4. Located on a high ridge overlooking the valley, where we had a long break and arvo tea. Met some interesting groups of Italians, see the funny hats. It seems that all of Italy has these 2 weeks off, so the trails and refuges are full. Dinner in a lovely dining room, food pasta as usual. ...
... and plentiful in Switzerland, though they did appear to take their 'sport’ a little too seriously. Speeding past me on their super-expensive-lightweight racing bikes I couldn’t raise a single smile or a wave from the lot of them, clearly more intent on breaking their time-trial records than being aware of their senses. But, with my sense of direction I inevitably missed a turning on the cycle route so ended ...