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... I'm still very confused as to how they stay up there and don't plummet to their deaths. Snowshoeing proved to be a super fun experience with a heavy reliance on balance, which apparently I don't have too much of. But I only fell once, everyone in the group fell at least once, even our chaperone!
Then we got to spend some time in the village, it was so quaint. There was the ...
... can get some of the effect.
So back to my first time skiing...ever.
I did 4 runs today before my body told me I needed to stop. My first run down the bunny slopes was kinda awful (as expected for a newcomer). I couldn't stop, or turn so basically I did what I could to slow down and ended up wiping out hard many times.Thankfully I had Katy with me who is from Colorado who talked me through it and got my confidence back up. After the first run, ...
... towards Grenoble we got caught in a terrific hailstorm! So much for looking for sun.
After Grenoble we headed off into The mountains on the D85 - the Route Napoleon - the route Napoleon took in March 1815 after he left Elba and arrived on the south coast of France. Only we were doing the route in the ...
... and tours, about Sud Tirol which he knows well. We compare best roads and ones still to do.
Emil tells me that my proposed route is closed for roadworks on one of the cols, opening for just an hour or two each day, one-way only. So he suggested an alternative, though one of the high passes will be challenging. Ok well I have to try that one.
My route takes me ...
... on the mountain). Lots of costumes about, lots of picnics, the French of course were having proper lunch and wine.
In amongst all this was a whole contingent of downhill MTB riders who were making use of the ski lifts and going up and down all day. Tourists abounded of course but there were also a huge number of French clubs so lots of people who knew each other who had cycled up there . . . lots of bonhomie all day.
We found a ...