We have reached the 5000km mark and the next 1000km is dedicated to Tadhg who recently passed away and who will be in our thoughts for a long time to come.
We’ve left the Dordogne region for the mountains, entering the Alps through the Vercors National park which had some spectacular views. Gorges,
high hills looking onto valleys and mountains roads that wound down with mega S bends that would put the cork screw hill in Ireland to shame.
We’re now enjoying a few days with Jamie and Jules up in Chamonix. They’ve lent us 2 mountain bikes and we’re going to go cycle a cross country route (as a day off) but we have no bags so I suppose it can be counted as rest.
Tomorrow the. We are going to climb up the Mountain towards a glacier. There’s a refuge up there but Merv refuses to acknowledge this and still comes packing the tent.
That’s also a day off but we won’t have any bikes so I suppose you could count that as rest.
From the porch of Jamie and Jules’ you can see Mont Blanc and all of its splendour. There’s snow up there and it’s baking hot down here. MADNESS!