Hotel Les Carrettes
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... where I purchased some new walking boots to replace my 20 year old ones.
Virginie wanted to make the most of the sun that had appeared so she took us on a short walk. We drove 15 mins and walked for just under an hour. Our rest day ended in a walk that was mainly up hill at the end...but Michelle's pace did mean we were going at ...
... around but we found the cross!
Virginie decided that we needed to take a route down that she had never done before! As we descended, the cloud moved and the sun was out...and she was right, there were some fantastic views and we saw some chamonix. Thee were parts of the walk where we were walking along ridges, something that did not agree ...
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!
... Virginie's dog), Michelle in the back and off to L'Alpes d'Huez we headed...a 2hr road trip. We were staying at the chalet of Virginie's family in the village of Huez. It hadn't changed since I was last here some 15 years ago! We didn't do much that evening. After some dinner we were not late in bed due to the late finish we had the night ...
... then pushed on up the second col to lunch. The small group of 18 have gelled really quickly and its like we have been together for a long time. After lunch we had a small climb and then we were at the top and in a fantastic setting. A stunning decent to our last waterstop left us with 21 miles to the town of Annecy for our overnight stop. Today was the best day so far with stunning views and what's ...
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