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Monday morning and we leave base and climb into cloud, hopefully heading
for Grand Ballon along La Route Des Cretes in the Vosges but unable to see anything, stop for a coffee on the tops and there are cows in the field with bells - sounds like we are
at a music school, cloud lifting and off we go for the 55 mile La Route Des
Cretes around the ...
... and eating the sausage purchased from Fern Pass shop - lovely!.
Across the border into France and we are soon at our home for the next two days, not a word of English spoken by our hosts but we have the whole of the attic for our stay, evening meal out and an early night.
... right in front of the lake.
Tuesday 19 August
Still cool, but with sunny intervals. Decided to stay an
extra night here, to explore the local area.
Spent the morning housekeeping. Afternoon ride into
nearby, lakeside town of Gérardmer. Very pleasant forested, countryside around
here, with pretty chalet type houses. Lots of walks and cycle rides, with
skiing in the winter ...
... same girl she was just a few months ago! And they've grown physically too! They are looking forward to going home, having their creature comforts back and feeling excited about their new school. Having time and space away has been helpful, it's been the antithesis of life over the last few years. Today we challenged each other to guess what day of the week it was! (On first guess we were all wrong!) But, rebalancing has been great for ...
... park by road and 2000ft higher than the village of Orbey, I (Tom) rode to the bike park on the second day, unfortunately when I got there I was informed that I couldn't go on any of the descents as they enforced a full face helmet rule which I didn't have, thankfully France has a large network of VTT routes (Cross Country) and many in this area - I found a Black route ...