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... as is
our way we set off on what turned out to be a five hour walk to the top of a
mountain and back.
The first four kilometers was up what I will call the 37
corner path. The route was along an old road that wound its way through 37
corners up to the top of the cliff. From here we took an arbitrary turnoff and
ended up walking for another hour until we arrived in a little mountain village
called Les Granges. Here we stopped for a drink before heading down ...
... back at 2pm as they were shutting shop for afternoon siesta..that is just really bad customer service. Not being able to complete the mission we did some grocery shopping and went back to camp for lunch. Rich and I stayed behind when Chris and Jan left again to sort the battery out and we went for a swim, well a good attempt by me. My back couldn't handle the position of swimming so we both made use of our inflatable rings we had bought weeks ago. I didn't last long as ...
... had been faithfully carrying in what seemed like the vain hope of a beautiful sunrise or sunset. Now we were all over it shooting stars glistening above the mountains and above the Cabane. You name it we shot it until nearly 11:00. Now we have to set the alarm for 5:00-6:00 am to get the morning light on these wonderful scenes. I hope we can do them justice because we really want you to see what was so thrilling for us.
Sept 1, 2014
Okay, so ...
... for a while with a cool drink at the chalet before heading back town in the cable car. Getting later into the afternoon by now, so thoughts and discussion turning towards what to do for dinner. I haven’t been overly inspired by local restaurant options (lots of fondue, tartiflette), so Mitch came up with fantastic do-it-ourselves option (spaetzle from the shop, cooked up with bacon, onion, cheese and crème fraiche – all ...
... we will have to pay a one off Swiss tax of over 40 euros and also do not have our passports on us. We have travelled just 9 Kms into Switzerland but far enough to see the cow bells, the cuckoo clocks and the Swiss chalets. Coming back to Chamonix we see amazing mountain scenery going through these villages. Later that day we go to La Houche and explore other areas around ...