Travel Blogs from Les Deux-Alpes
... col – to cross over a pass
la forêt – forest
les montagnes – mountains
la vallée – valley
la plaine – plain
la rivière – river
le lac – lake
le ruisseau – stream
la cascade – waterfall
grande randonnée – long-distance hiking trail
Today's weather meant that we rearranged our plans. It was raining and didn't look like it was going to stop so we decided to abandon our last walk and just pack the car up and head back to Lyon.
pIn Lyon, the temperature was about 10 degrees warmer and some sun and made an appearance. Before getting to Virginie and Michel's house we dropped ...
Day two of walking and today we drove 15 minutes in the car to follow the signs to Le Croix de Cassiny. Over all, the walk was shorter than yesterday but we literally just went up! There were lots of shorts break along the way but we actually got to the cross in a quicker time than the average time stated. 1hr and 5 mins later we were up in the clouds, with ...
... brilliant until about 6.6.00 pm and then then clouds started gathering. Stopped at Corps. Little village on Napoleons route. Walked thro village in rain. Stayed in Hotel Napolepn. Lovely village alpine. Lost jumper this morning. Stopped at Mac D. In huge shopping Centre and bought two jumpers socks and glasses for Michael. Lovely ...
The weather looked pretty good this morning but we knew there was a threat of some rain so Virginie made the decision that we would just do a mediocre length walk! We set off walking from the chalet, heading for the summit of Col de Maronne and then down via Signal de l'Homme. 5 or so hours later in mountain conditions, the rain certainly came down so we arrived back wet through!
After dinner, our evening entertainment was watching the Life of David Gale. Great film!