A week in the Alps with Dennis. Our original idea had been to walk every day; but the weather had a different idea, so we ended up skiing in the morning, and only walked on two afternoons.
The left hand side of this picture shows the little valley that runs
along under la Grande Motte towards la Grande Casse. The massif
in the middle nearly hides the Mont Blanc, while the rearmost peaks on
the right are the Val d´Aosta. The morning I took these
photos was much cloudier on the Val d´Isère side.
The Val´D´Isère glacier was closing on the Saturday we left. This was going to make the summer slopes at Tignes much busier.
This gives a bird´s eye view of Val Claret. The French
are pretty good at building cities in the mountains. We are on
the lower slopes of la Grande Motte here, with the area where we had
been skiing on our left. And so the curtain came down on
our last but one Club Med holiday. The food was not uniformly
good. Apart from the 14th July, when we had méchoui for
lunch and foie gras for dinner (but even then, the Beef Wellington was
tough), it was almost uniformly bad. We cancelled our trip to
Egypt with the Club as soon as we got home. We are still
wondering whether we shall really go to Chamonix in January.
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