|Yes, that is a goat she's stroking|
|Broken ski boot|
|Repaired ski boot!|
|Wednesdays gentle walk through La Vernaz|
|Nice views of the river Dranse gorge|
|Cat number 1. The goat is at the top, haven't put cat no. 2 photo in!|
|Trechauffe walk - our route marked in red|
Feeling much happier we popped in to see Judith, Si's mum, who we hadn't managed to see at all the last time she was here, so we had a good chat, lovely to catch up.
Monday we thought we'd better put boot to the test, and had a much better ski than expected, still all over for us by lunchtime, but good until then.
Tuesday 'housework' by which I mean ringing up insurance companies giving them our details and finding costs for two randomly selected motorhomes, just to check that having been of no fixed abode for five years we would be able to get insurance. Looks like we can, but it's the sort of thing that takes forever and is quite soul destroying!
Wednesday we went off to do a repeat of a gentle walk we did the first time we were here, both of us had had pain in our knees after the via ferratta, not to mention the strange feeling in the groin when you start swinging your legs after not really doing that for four months. The walk scored high on the Jackie scale, two cats and a goat for stroking. Not so highly on the Brian scale, but hey, he picked it. But, he picked it only because the one he wanted to do he thought would still be in snow. We drove to the start of it, it wasn't. Guess what tomorrow's plan is?
So an early start, not because it was a huge walk but because we'd passed a little restaurant on the drive back, with an amazing view and fondue on the menu. It's not that we are besotted by fondue, once every two years is quite sufficient, but somehow when in the mountains...
|There was some snow, even on this bit with metal steps|
|The final bit to the 1627m summit|
|Rocky bits on the way down|
|Fondue with a view at Le Bois du Cornet in La Forclaz|
|Brian, Jackie and Josee in Evian|
(Here's links to our blog entries of when we first met Josee in Argentina: Ushuaia-days-59-to-64
|Lac Leman (or as we know it: Lake Geneva)|
|Jackie and Josee in front of the source of Evian mineral water|
|There is still snow and skiing! This is today in Les Gets|
|A few other photos from the last few days. We saw lots of crocus on our walk over Trechauffe summit. Is this saffron stamen in the centre?|
|Framing a photo. I didn't bother posting the result, you can imagine what it looked like|
|Not a bad lunch stop! That's Lake Geneva below that haze|
|Jackie taking no notice of signs|
|She didn't mention the thunderstorm we had earlier in the week. It rained - a lot and the drainpipe leaks, as you can see!|
|Frequent visitor Whitey cat falling asleep on our windowsill|