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I arrived in Martigny mid-afternoon after a fairly straightforward 4.5 hour stroll from Saint-Marice, where I spent a lovely evening with the Augustian community at their abbey in the town. Its claim to fame is that it is the oldest continuously functioning abbey in the western world, having been founded in 515AD. The basilica has had to be rebuilt a few times owing to rockfalls from the mountain behind it, but I was reassured that it ...
Oh what a luxury, we have just had two rest days in a row. We haven't had this sort of pampering in almost a month! For the first time, our quads have fully relaxed, and the gentle but ever-present mild burning sensation has ceased. I could get used to this. Today we took a tour to the Alpine village of Chamonix and Mont Blanc. The bus took 90 minutes to reach Chamonix, where we were immediately put onto a cable car that took us ...
... col Grand St Bernard. For example, the guide states the following about a stage I'll encounter within the next three days: "...the route takes to a narrow track on the precipitous hill sides high above the river. This section is prohibited to horse riders and cyclists and is disliked by some walkers." If anyone knows about how I froze on An Teallach in the Scottish Highlands two summers ago, they will know how daunting these next few days can be. Maybe my cousin Denis can put himself ...
... inside were all booked out, but we think we saw some hadrons... We were interested to find out that the 27km circumference underground tunnel doesn't go under the mountains at all - just under the countryside near Geneva. Apparently it's 100m below the ground! We found ourselves standing above the Atlas detector. We enjoyed reading and hearing about how they use the accelerator to re-create the high-energy environment shortly after the ...
So my mate from California was on Skype and it was nice to talk to her. Hadn't spoken to her for ages.. And it's the first time I've used Skype. And it's amazing and it works and it's so much freer and betterer than calling on a phone. She is doing well. Teaching in the Bay area. And if I'd gotten a trip to San Francisco coming up, it would be good to see her.
So I'm staying in Florence which is not that far from Downtown ...
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