Back from France

We returned from France, yesterday.
We had a really perfect holiday, with magnificent surroundings, and beautiful weather!
My girlfriend and I stayed on a camping in Allemont, in the Vallée de l’Eau d’Olle, about 50 kilometers east of Grenoble.
From our tent we looked out upon Alpe d’Huez, and the mountain range of the Grandes Rousses with its glaciers.

We have done a lot of walking, up to 7 hours and 900 meters of climbing. We have swum in a small mountain lake at 2100 meters altitude. We have done something called Hydrospeed on the river Vénéon, and we threw snowballs on the glacier on Pic Blanc at 3330 meters altitude!

The weather was very good, 35 to 40 degrees mostly, except for the two times that we nearly washed down the mountain. Rain and thunder up in the mountains is not much fun when you still have to descend for an hour and a half to get back to the car… But we got home safe alright.

All in all, we had a wonderful holiday together. Only way too short…

Update: A selection of photographs is now available on my site (if you have the password, of course).

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Thursday, August 21st, 2003 Leisure, Photography

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