Hotel Saint Antoine
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Woke up to sunshine and an urge to do some exercise. As
usual my travel agent had everything planned and after breakfast we set off on
our bikes to visit the Georges du Trient. This is a beautiful gorge that is
situated on a river that has cut the gorge over 200 meters into the rock. The
cliff faces have been equipped with walkways that allow a visitor to access
deep into the area. Really something special.
From here we saw a path heading up the ...
... a place called 'Bescanon'. When we arrived on the outskirts it was bigger than we expected, more of a city, but did look a good place to explore. As we ventured further in it became a rather annoying place to drive through. As well as being busy it had more one way systems, traffic lights and tram roads. We soon gave up and set a new location into Derry where she tried to take us under a 2.5 meter high bridge. We turned round and she spat her dummy for 5 minutes telling us ...
... had been faithfully carrying in what seemed like the vain hope of a beautiful sunrise or sunset. Now we were all over it shooting stars glistening above the mountains and above the Cabane. You name it we shot it until nearly 11:00. Now we have to set the alarm for 5:00-6:00 am to get the morning light on these wonderful scenes. I hope we can do them justice because we really want you to see what was so thrilling for us.
Sept 1, 2014
Okay, so ...
... snack, to have with drinks on our balcony. Lovely! Soaked up the mild conditions and great view for a while before I headed off for a shower while Mitch cooked up our much anticipated spaetzle dinner - It was a gastronomique masterpiece! For dessert – two more wonderful creations from the local patisserie (me – Le Savoyard, a raspberry, cake, cream combination; Mitch had Fleur de bois, a berry mousse creation). Heaven
Chamonix is only 14kms from the Swiss border and although deciding against going to Geneva, we wanted to see a bit of Switzerland. We drove up the valley from Chamonix to Argentiere and Vallorcine in France to Trient and La Forclaz at the top of the mountain pass looking down the valleys and open lands of Switzerland. We decided not to go to Martigny. We are aware that if we move onto ...