Pointe Isabelle Hotel
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... as is
our way we set off on what turned out to be a five hour walk to the top of a
mountain and back.
The first four kilometers was up what I will call the 37
corner path. The route was along an old road that wound its way through 37
corners up to the top of the cliff. From here we took an arbitrary turnoff and
ended up walking for another hour until we arrived in a little mountain village
called Les Granges. Here we stopped for a drink before heading down ...
... out a campsite right next to the Aire we was in. It cost just about the same as the Aire so we have now set up camp in the site. The lake is just meters away and more clear with pebble beach unlike the area we was in yesterday. By lunch time we joined Chris and Jan in their van to go find a Motorhome dealer that also sold accessories as they were having issues with the house battery. It was just before 12pm when we arrived and out of 2 shops we went to Chris was told ...
... down 60 feet to the rocky bottom. Then, we reached the first ladder, about 14 feet high, set against the vertical wall. After making it successfully up that, there is a single metal step beside the ladder that I stepped onto to reach a second, shorter vertical ladder. At the top of that I had to move to a 20 foot bridge with a steel grate bottom and two cables along the sides. At the end of that was another vertical ladder and ...
... with leftover duck and broccoli to round to all off). Sounded GREAT – so back to our newly favourite supermarket to pick everything up.
Back at the accommodation realised that it was our last night in Chamonix, so started to think about how to use up some of the food in the fridge. We had a store bought tarte flambé from the day before that we hadn’t had – so cooked that up on our arrival home as ...
... and not able to get any photos L
Got our Pizza and back to the room. First impressions of the pizza from peeking were that it looked alright, but a huge amount of bacon. Turned out to be a real disappointment – The bacon was really processed and extremely salty, and no other real flavours on it. Even as pizzas go it was very average, and if comparing to a Flammekeuche it would get 2/10 from me. Thankfully, the meal was saved (for me at least) by ...