Pierre & Vacances Residence Les Alpages de Pralognan
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... hour traffic. Now, imagine doing this for 4:30 at a time except for stoping for refuelling or a coffee break. But instead of riding at 110km/h you are riding at 130/140 constantly overtaking column of trucks and being overtaken by those drivers in a hurry. Add a bit of rain to top it up and then you will understand why I get a bit tired at the end of the day.
I stopped for refuelling at a ...
... way she was going to make it. We told her to speak to the Guard as apparently the train company in Italy will take care of hotels etc if you miss connections. The American traveller confirmed this with us as this had been the case for the last week as she'd missed every connection. We told her we knew the feeling.....eventually we rolled into Milan.....early evening is a good time to roll into Milan. We like Milan.
Leaving the refuge the next morning we passed a memorial to a half dozen US fliers who had died on the mountain nearby during WWII when their bomber crashed into the mountain. Some of their remains remained frozen in ice till the 1970's when they were returned to the US for burial.
A really steep uphill this morning that seemed to go on forever but was probably three and half ...
... tall Dutch guys (neither could stretch out in the bunk beds), an uncle and his nephew. The uncle was 72 and had just hiked from Amsterdam to Istanbul and had written a book about his adventures. We noted his email and plan to write him after the trip.
Before starting this trip we imagined that most of the other hikers would be very young and that we would stand out as the senior citizens on the trail. Actually though, there are lots of people, our age, ...
Lots of steep uphill today, finally reaching one of the highest points of the whole trip, the Col du Bonhomme
At one point Barbara thought she was being attacked by a bull, but after scrambling up a rock to escape it turned out to be a cow with horns in a frisky mood!
Views back down the valley have been stunning. Thankfully the weather has stayed sunny but cool (upper 60's?)- perfect for hiking. ...