We’re recently back from a couple of weeks in France, what an amazing (and weird?) series of spring weather conditions we had though…
The first day in Chamonix was a work day – fitting a new dishwasher… 😯
We had become more and more excited as we drove south towards the alps – there was a forecast for lots of powder snow during the week, accompanied by unseasonably cold weather so the powder would stay light and fluffy unlike the usual wet mush that is more common in spring. Not that spring snow is bad, it isn’t, it’s great, but proper powder is better! 😛
We celebrated Laetitia’s birthday on the slopes too…
End of Season Party
The last day of the ski lifts running in most resorts is celebrated with a crazy party, and of course Chamonix does it big! Unfortunately the weather turned from cold blue skies above and cold fluffy powder below to thick cloud and zero visibility. Tough to ski in. But we enjoyed the fun and games, music, etc. to the full – well at least as much as we could before I started to feel sea-sick in the zero-viz. Especially good fun was the inflatable tyre toboggan run! Two-up and set off down the run with a violent spin! 😀 Neither of us were brave enough to risk the water skiing – imagining how cold we would have gotten without the sun to dry us out after the inevitable crash. Maybe on a sunny day? I’m sure I’d crash on my first attempt getting a feel for it…
On our way back to the UK we stopped off at Fontainebleau to enjoy a few days of bouldering in the sure sunny and hot weather we found there. It’s such a beautiful place with the sunshine streaming through the fresh spring leaves on the trees. 🙂
Generally we don’t seek out hard problems, spending hours trying to unlock just one problem. Our preferred activity is to find easier circuits and spend our time continuously moving from boulder to boulder with no encumbering luggage or mats etc. Brilliant fun! 😛 Even Zac enjoyed running on the sand in between the boulders and barking at us.