Hotel les Chalets
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... you kind folk. Merci beaucoup! So much so, I decided to turn down the offer of an elelphant just this afternoon even though I had been reliably informed they have a history of helping people cross the Alps.
I'll close now as it's going to be an early night for me. I expect it will be a long, arduous day similar to the first day through the Pyrenees last year. Let's see if I can beat 11 hours this time.
Postscript: I've ...
... were ice caves. We thought we were going to naturally occurring ones, but no, they are actually drilled out each season. Artists sculpt the ice into tables, chairs, polar bears, stuff like that. We lost two people on the tour which the guide was quite upset about. He had mentioned it was a 200 euro taxi fare back from Chamonix to Geneva! But there were initially four people who were initially missing from our leaving point. As we ...
... 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 ...
... of meats, Connie was less enthused with her crepes filled to the brim with the local delicacy. She was definitely ok with the dessert, which was a crepe sprinkled with sugar.
After we finished our meal we headed back to the hotel so I could get right onto my computer and send you all the deets of our day. :-) Actually, that and I couldn't sleep because I was pretty nervous about the first day of cycling through the ...
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking