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... from about 14 degrees when we left Isola. By the end of the day in Brian(s)con it was a balmy 24. The next days (11th) forecast was pretty cool so we dressed accordingly but found after half an hour that the weather gods were indeed smiling.
It was a ...
... 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 ...
I spent only a few days in my family in the Alps, but it was absolutely fabulous!
When family and really good friends meet after not seeing each other for years, it feels so natural, like nothing has changed, we are just together, now, period.
So, I did enjoy our time together, then, period. No Internet, no phone, no pictures. It was our time together and we loved every minute of it.
What's needs to be noted though, is that my European ...
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 ...