7th August: Ubaye Trail Salomon race

Today was race day. We woke early, partly because the marshals seemed to be meeting where we'd parked, before heading off to their checkpoints, partly because of pre race nerves. The marathon started at 8.00 and the half marathon at started 9.00, shortly before our 12k at 9.10. We were very apprehensive because this was... Continue Reading →

3rd August: Paddle on the Durance

I was brave today. I went paddling. John, Dan and Matthew, took vehicles to the get out point 10 kilometres up the river and, when they were back we got on at the campsite. I was really apprehensive because I haven't paddled for a while and the river looked quite fast to me. However, Dan... Continue Reading →

2nd August: Fort Queyras

We planned to go to Chateau Queyras today to do an easy via ferrata and visit Fort Queyras. However, the via ferrata kit we planned to borrow from Dan's family didn't fit so we'll have to borrow from someone else or hire kit and do that another day. We drove up the Guil valley out... Continue Reading →

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