A day to myself

John was paddling again today, and Jackie went too, in the Topo Duo with Dan, so I was left to my own devices. I decided to try and find a path to the top of the hill behind the campsite and maybe visit some nearby petrified fountains. They were paddling on the River Durance, directly... Continue Reading →

Mont Dauphin

John was off kayaking on the Ubaye today, so I had a day to myself. I tidied the van and did a rather large load of washing before catching up with editing my photos and writing my blog. Then Jackie asked if I fancied a walk up to Mont Dauphin with her, and her niece... Continue Reading →

Le Moucherotte and a move

Today we moved on to Guillestre, where we were meeting up with Dan and Jackie, Zac and Judy, and some other friends. However, first we thought we'd do another hike. It was a bit cloudy when we woke, especially on the tops of the mountains; but we thought we'd climb Le Moucherotte anyway and hope... Continue Reading →

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 →

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