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... next adventure, a cog railway up to a glacier. One that used to be so big it was known as the La Mer de Glacé (Sea of ice). Unfortunately those days were long gone. There were markers along the walk down to the glacier that showed its size in years gone by. It has really shrunk in the last decade, which was quite saddening. The route to the glacier involved the cog railway, then a cable car, then 200 steps. Inside the ...
... their heads underwater and fish that you can easily see through the clear water. But how is the water so clear? I know the Rhone isn't the only source of the lake, but where did the gunk go? On returning from CERN our theories of our less than appealing aromas had been confirmed. The hotel cleaners had come through and to quell the strong scent of of our room, had gone overboard with the bleach through the bathroom. When we opened ...
... to thank everyone else out there - that's you lot -who have helped me on my journey. I am never alone when I receive messages of support and encouragement through this electronic medium. I am never alone when I can call for help or just to enjoy a moment or two of human contact on the telephone after another day walking alone through fields, forests and urban landscapes. I could go on but I won't; sometimes less is more.
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... done so far. Then down... Surprisingly, my legs weren't feeling too bad. I think the skins work! Despite our less than enthusiastic start, today's riding was a vast improvement on yesterday's. We had views, very little traffic, and only light rain! Also, it was our last day of riding before two rest days in Geneva! The hills were slow-going - it took an hour to cover the first 10km! Fortunately, the terrain became a little flatter later on. We ...
... gate hasn't even opened yet you have 20mins" So after all that I'm here!! Sat in a swiss restaurant that stinks!! And i have no idea what any1 is saying! Wish i could get drunk right now but don't want to get the sack (just yet anyways) So I'm here waiting with un cola (€4.50) for Jana (my boss) to meet me! I just keep thinking i hope she is nice i hope she likes me! This would of been so much easier if i had ed with me! But i ...
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