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... I see a magical pass road leading up into the
mountains and thought to myself that looks great. Then signs began to appear
for train car transporter service and so I followed them and sure enough they
took me way up this grand pass.
my satnav was telling me the whole time "make a u-turn". What route
it was trying to take me I have no idea but all I can think was the mighty long
route around the edge of the Alps and that was a very big no!!
... them off course, causing them to miss seeing the Grand Goulets, although the alternate route provided a wonderful ride on a great little Alpine road near St. Martin en Vercors. As the storm clouds turned to rain, they found a quaint “guest house” in Ugine, just outside of Albertville, dinner and breakfast included.
On Tuesday, they started a recommended 2-day route around the Mount Blanc massif – where France, Italy and ...
... pasta sauce (we already had some pasta) and some wine and refused any money.
We also have the funicular running past our place but it doesn't run too many times a day in summer. Finished the day with a long walk up the mountain and a little way along the ridge.....at last it was cooling down.
Caught the 20 min train down to Montreux this morning, followed by a 10 min bus ...
... that it felt like Chamonix-vegas. Really nice atmosphere. Unfortunately though, after not too long Chamonix recognised us and started to rain. Drat. Left us no choice (no, no choice at all) but to take shelter in a shop selling chocolate and cakes. Oh what a hardship! Would have been rude if we didn't patronise the store, so we bought yummy cakes for cheap, cheap EUR 3.90 each. By this time Chamonix was well and truly over its amnesia and ...
Today we jumped out of bed early, ate a quick breakfast, and took a city bus to the train station. (Luckily for us the bus was on time and we arrived at the station with 3 minutes to spare). We took a regional train to Montreux, and from there we took a narrow guage train to Gruyer, where we visited the cheese factory. The tour was interesting, and I enjoyed sampling a little gruyer cheese. Then we had a couple of hours to explore the town and the castle. Lunch ...