Le Hameau Albert 1er
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Travel Blogs from Chamonix
... up here - going to the market for lunch and happy hour supplies - walking around to get the feel of this place - and unpacking for 3 days (imagine that?!). We met another guest, Peggy and enjoyed our happy hour with her . . She has been over here in Europe for 6 weeks helping various people with household and farming chores in exchange for housing and food. She has been all over Europe. Pretty interesting . . . And then, we ...
... bushes and trees and who knows what else. He says he got some good footage from that camera! :-). So - some of us were heading home. Some were spending another day or two in Turino. Some were heading to the cheese festival. And we headed off to the Val D'Aosta! Laurie had rented two cars and printed out very detailed directions. Turino is a huge city and there are cars and people and buses and trolleys going every which way. ...
... carrying a heavy pack. Back down to 600m. Bit irritating to walk for 7 hours and then have to spend another hour trying to find somewhere to sleep. I suppose it would help if I could speak a word or two of Italian. I had an amusing, if frustrating, 'conversation' with an elderly nun who answered the door when I finally located the suggested religious hostel. Eventually I understood that they were for ladies only. Ended up in a central hotel for ...
... Normally it is accurate to less than 10 feet. I can only assume that the error arose because At that point I was in a very steep sided valley and so it could only 'see' a very limited number of satellites. The other, more serious moment, happened shortly after my guidebook had indicated that the path would become tricky for cyclists and horseriders. Sure enough the path did get very narrow high up above ...
Wettest day so far. Only 13 miles but felt a lot longer. These Alps are not flat. And when you get a railway, a river, a major road and a footpath all trying to get through a gorge the easiest way is to send the footpath all over the place. Made for some interesting locations. Every now and then my rucksack threatened to give me more momentum at a tricky spot than I really wanted. Still, all safely negotiated and in truth I think the books were being a little ...
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- Swimming pool
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