Travel Blogs from L'Alpe-d'Huez
Wednesday June 4
His take on the day (and her photos):
There is normally a very, very long cable car ride from here back to Italy, but now it is closed for maintenance. We rode up to the Aiguille du Midi peak and it lightly snowed. I again suffered from being at this altitude and was a bit "off" for the remainder of the day. This was unfortunate as we were yet to drive to L'Alpe d"Huez.
What a day to arrive. It is pouring rain and it turns ...
Wednesday May 14
Her take on the day:
The last few days have been a visual feast and today was no exception. We left Chasteuil this morning to drive to Briancon via the scenic route and that it was - up narrow goat tracks, across recently opened mountain passes and along rushing streams. We have now followed the Verdon River from the source in the Haute Alps of Provence to Lac de Sainte-Croix. There must have been ...
... br> The WAG went topless today as the temperature got up to 26 degrees, so the roof came off her car. What did you think I meant?
Another 4 toll booth sprints today or 8 if you count both the entry and exit booths, at least we're getting quicker at it now we've done it a few times. Otherwise the day was quite relaxed and without incident although I did get a stern questioning at one set of toll booths by a Gendarme as I ...
... nice bottle of wine and some cheese and baguette, bliss!
Footnote from Steve - the ball thing was like the thing you put a hamster in and then dangle on a piece of string, if you ever come here don't do it!! (Les - hope you hear the emotion on this video)
Off to the high mountains in the morning stopping in a caravan at Interlarken for 3 nights, not sure what the internet will be like if at all so we may be off air for 3 ...
We made good use of the continued sunny weather and our lift passes and skied to La Tania, where there is pretty much one way in and one way out. A pretty little village. Anna's friend Charles and his younger brother Jan joined is for lunch having driven down from their home in Annency. It was great to catch up with Charles; he and Jan are excellent skiers. Andy and I joined Sophie, Anna, Charles and Jan for a ...