Les Chalets De La Porte Des Saisons
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... has wifi. We are cooking for ourselves and catching up on things that have been getting put off. The diary, the blog, some laundry, and getting the tent dry. Also some sleep, without having to get up and go.
10th and 11th June
We’ve spent the last ...
... area. If I'm honest, it looked like some of the bleakest parts of the Rhondda valley. Dark, grimy, houses just like in South Wales. But in between, glorious glimpses of the bluest lakes within deep gorges. The weather has been disappointing, but we can't hope to have wall to wall sunshine. It snowed last night on the tops of the mountains, and around the lake, the snow line is very low. It is forecast for tonight! The wind is great for the sailors and ...
... the World Cribbage Championship (we won!)
Also we found out that politics is the same in Canada and UK in terms of taxation, housing etc, etc, so no shocks there.
We think this is a centre for winter sports in the, er, winter but it is a nice city to visit in the spring too, except that on the day we chose, after the 24hr rain spell, it was quite cold needing our coats (not allowed on this trip but thank goodness we showed True Brit and came prepared!)
Don't all laugh ...
... growing right then: petits suisses, Cheeses from Savoy, croissants, Lemon Meringue Pie, Paupiettes de Veau (Little Stuffed Parcels of Veal Fillet), Mashed Potatoes, Apple Tart on a Brioche, Meat Stuffed Veggies, Rice Salad, Pastries from my childhood, Pasta Salad, yeah, that was only in a few days, haha!
I practiced Pilates every day, and ran by the Arc (a beautiful, wild river that runs through the Maurienne Valley) to feel a bit better about my diet!
We stopped off at Besancon this morning to admire this UNESCO World Heritage Centre. All very beautiful and historic. We arrived just south of Grenoble to camp for night in the pouring rain. Our brief assessment of Grenoble on a miserable rainy Sunday night is that it looks like a bit of a ...