Grottes de Choranche

Apart from a few flashes in the distance and some quiet rumbles, the storms we were promised didn't materialise last night. Much as we'd been hoping for a lightning show, at least this meant a decent night's sleep. We woke to cooler, cloudier weather, but it's still warm enough for shorts. On the advice of... Continue Reading →

Gorges galore!

The Vercors regions has spectacular scenery and today we explored some of the best gorges, cliffs, passes and plateaus. First of all, we set off up the mountain via Combe Laval to Col de la Machine, which is over 1000m high. The road at Combe Laval took over 50 years to make because it's hewn... Continue Reading →

Hot, hot, hot!

What a dreadful night's sleep! At 1.20 we were woken by some inconsiderate people arriving in a Winnebago and parking up next to us. They spent half an hour crashing around outside before finally closing the door and curtains and settling down! Then at 3, I woke again to the sound of John snoring loudly...... Continue Reading →

Rhuddlan to Banteux

After the night's thunderstorms we had an early start, to travel from home to the Eurotunnel and on to France. We did the last bits of packing and tidying and said sad goodbyes to Millie, and were away earlier than expected. The journey was fairly uneventful... A coffee at Sandbach, a pasty near Oxford, a... Continue Reading →

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