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... br> We headed for a camp site just outside Grenoble at Vizille, however when we got there we didn't like the look of it , so headed further on to a small campsite by a lake.
As we were getting settled it actually started to snow!! The surrounding mountains were covered in fresh powder - probably some of the first ...
... high passes. There are so many passes signposted around here I am only just nibbling around the edges.
The challenging pass has a glorious smooth ride up and down again but at the summit the road deteriorates badly and runs over a series of deep water gullies, though they are dry at this time of year. Definitely rip the sump off quite a few low-sling sports cars though.
We've left Lourmarin with some sorrow, but soon perked up when we got into the Alps. It's been a perfect day, the trees are turning Autumn colours and although it's 26 degrees there's snow on the high tops. Briancon has this amazing fort built to keep the Italians out many years ago. Tomorrow we go over the mountain to Italy toward ...
... own. I was kinda bored back at the apartment as I couldn't venture out as on a Sunday- everything is closed all day, even the restaurants! Can you believe it? I used the time to call home and talk to the people who mean the most to me. Skype is such as amazing thing- I don't know how people went without it. It's so fabulous being able to see each other even though we are on opposite sides of the world. It's so awesome that I will be able to see Amy ...
... 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 ...