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... at how soft the snow was- just like Fairy floss. We drove on towards Grenoble and then Gap where we were staying the night. We drove through the most amazing picturesque scenery. Towering mountains and old fortresses either side as we moved along the valleys. Just stunning.
The hotel we stayed in was in a good location with the host being very friendly, he reminded us of Gabriel Gate. Gap was a gorgeous little town easily explored by foot from just outside the hotel.
... ski shoes. On that note I don't know how people carry skis and poles and gloves etc around without looking like fumbling mumbling idiots. Seriously. Our guide "tweety" ran us through the basics. I didn't do too bad apart from crashing into my friend who had no travel insurance. Whoops. The days went on and I survived even managing to do a green run from the very top. We were trusted to accompany tiny 4-5 year old ski little persons on chair lifts. They ...
... to ski. As in, actually ski.
Thankgod for the human behind hey?
After an hour of human bobsledding (both deliberate and accidental), El stacking it numerous times and random acts of kindness whereby people stopped and offered to ski with my ski's down the mountain (in which I politely accepted), we made it...and took the next two days off skiing.
A white 'orphan' Christmas in the French Alps? Lived the dream!
We've left Lourmarin with some sorrow, but soon perked up when we got into the Alps. It's been a perfect day, the trees are turning Autumn colours and although it's 26 degrees there's snow on the high tops. Briancon has this amazing fort built to keep the Italians out many years ago. Tomorrow we go over the mountain to Italy toward ...
... became more rough with some potholes as the vegetation thinned - we were clearly above the snow line. Then a summit came into view after a small tunnel and with sheer cliffs in several directions we would need to concentrate. The sheer vistas and 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains made this optional žside trip seriously worth while. Stopping at the cairn I took many photographs and felt lucky to be on my own and not sharing either the place or the small narrow ...