Residence Les Balcons de Sirius
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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 ...
... through the village, it climbs the Col d'Allos for 10km. We wound our way up its hairpin bends with increasingly great views of the valley below and up into the very alpine crest. What torture it must be to race up this mountain. As with all the big hill climbs we drive in France and Spain, we see bike riders of all ages. At the pass atop this climb, a younger couple ...
After a horrid nights sleep, with 3 of us not well, we left Asti and drove towards the French border and the formidable Alps. We encountered quite a few tunnels that we had to drive through with some being over 5kms long. At least this saved us having to wind our way through the mountains. Once again there were snow capped mountains on either side of us.
We entered into France and came across a little ski town in the French Alps that was covered in snow. Sophie ...
... stranded in their cars in the snow that night. Eventually this friend got home in 36 hours to find their luggage left behind.
I would have to ski. I'm a bit of a wimp. I didn't want to break bones. It was all rather nerve-wracking. I cautiously followed the others to the slopes looking like a giant toasted marshmallow with an added hired helmet for protection and some rather uncomfortable, ridiculously hard to get into and walk ...
... to ski. As in, actually ski.
Thankgod for the human behind hey?
After an hour of human bobsledding (both deliberate and accidental), El stacking it numerous times and random acts of kindness whereby people stopped and offered to ski with my ski's down the mountain (in which I politely accepted), we made it...and took the next two days off skiing.
A white 'orphan' Christmas in the French Alps? Lived the dream!