The journey across France wasn’t too bad 8 1/2 hours to the ferry terminal in Calais, in time to catch the 15.30 one earlier ferry than booked. Hurrah we thought, though that did put us on the M25 at rush hour. Or actually on and off and on and off as we followed Doris the satnav 4 1/4 hours later , at 20.15 we arrived at mum’s to a very welcome dinner, who cares it was stew on the hottest day, but that’s British weather for you! So 16 hours after the alarm went off!
Yesterday was unpacking, repacking, sorting, washing, though I did manage to get a haircut, much needed as the last one was at the beginning of December, before a very welcome G&T at Sarah’s followed by a curry with mum. Oh yes, we are home.
Friday, 20 April 2018
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
|Jackie, Cassie and Si on our last day of skiing|
We did get two 'lasts' in though, a really nice day of skiing and lunch with Si and Cassie in Chatel on Sunday and, this morning before packing, another ascent of the via ferrata in St Jean d'Aulps, this time with Cassie, Haig and Gabby. We're weak willed, we planned the whole day for packing, Cassie mentioned the via ferrata and after probably 2 seconds of thinking we agreed! Well, packing takes as long as the time allowed and we're still done now at 4:00pm after getting back at 1:00pm. How could we not do it, the weather is fabulous, blue sky and t-shirt weather.
|Lunch with silly hat and goggles|
|Jackie, Gabby, Haig and Cassie on the walk to the via ferrata today|
|Mont Blanc against a blue sky on the walk up to the via ferrata|
|At the start of the via ferrata after the half hour uphill walk|
However, in a motorhome we won't have accommodation expenses as it seems possible to park up in ski resort car parks either at no cost or low cost, so our €5400 total cost for this season would allow us to buy six day passes of, say €280 each (€560) 9.6 times or a total of 58 days. Smaller resorts charge less so, by trying out a mixture of large and small resorts we could easily ski as much as we have this season, particularly as we intend to ski tour up slopes in certain areas where no ski pass charge applies. All in all it seems possible to do all we want to do skiing wise from a motorhome, so one of our requirements when we start to look when we get home is to make sure whatever we buy has enough room inside for our skis and all our winter gear!
|On our way up, Cassie, Haig, Jackie & Brian|
|Brian (top), Jackie and Haig posing for Cassie|
|Posing on the summit after we finished. About an hour to ascend for us against the 1.5 hours they think it should take|
Labels: France - Skiing 2017-18