Residence Le Grand Balcon
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... s just as well that I've been fortunate with my lodgings as food and drink is definitely more expensive here.
The weather was extremely kind to me today. It feels as if it has been raining continuously since I arrived in Switzerland, so it made a really pleasant change not to have to wear my rain gear at all today. Actually, it's pouring down outside right now, but that's no problem as I'm not going out again this evening. I did ...
We just finished the tour du Mont Blanc - 180km, 3 countries, 9 days! Also some sore feet by the end...
actually it was probably some of the nicest hiking we have ever done - stayed in some lovely hotels and mountain refuges, ate amazing food each day, good wine each night!
Think Andy was a bit de estates to be in Chamonix in summer rather than winter, but ...
... The pics will tell you the story, simply breathtaking. Even the "step into the void" with its 1000m fall below held no fears.
We stopped for a coffee at 2000 odd metres where their is a coffee shop complete with Donkeys,
After our descent we toured around the picture postcard perfect town of Chamonix ...
I found it difficult to sleep last night with the thought of what was going to be coming in the next several days. I was reasonably confident that I would be able to do the first day, but what of the next days. Today my climb was through a pass called Col de la Colombiere with an average grade of 6%, a climb of 1100 meters, over a distance of 16km. My whole ride today from start to finish was to be 102km to our final destination near Albertville. After ...
... of meats, Connie was less enthused with her crepes filled to the brim with the local delicacy. She was definitely ok with the dessert, which was a crepe sprinkled with sugar.
After we finished our meal we headed back to the hotel so I could get right onto my computer and send you all the deets of our day. :-) Actually, that and I couldn't sleep because I was pretty nervous about the first day of cycling through the ...
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