2016-06-30 (Day 14) La Bathie – Annecy

Today's photo shows a fire brigade boat beside the jetty on Lake Annecy. I tweeted this photo joking that I knew where Fireman Sam was planning to go on his holidays as here was his cruiseboat waiting for him. But with hundreds of boats criss- crossing the lake every day in the summer, I guess … Continue reading 2016-06-30 (Day 14) La Bathie – Annecy

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2016-06-29 (Day 13) Bourg St Maurice -La Bathie

Today's photo shows the Isere river as it flows past a sportsground in Notre Dame de Briancon near to Aigueblanche. All day, I had followed the Isere river as it flows down from the Alps through the Tarentaise valley. On the left of the photo, you can just about spot a milestone for the Col … Continue reading 2016-06-29 (Day 13) Bourg St Maurice -La Bathie

Col du Petit Saint Bernard – Climbing from Italy to France on the same day as the 2016 Gran Fondo Monte Bianco

Today's featured photo shows me being overtaken by some cyclists near La Thuile who were taking part in the 2016 Gran Fondo Monte Bianco. Granfondos or sportive style races are highly competitive in Italy and the Gran Fondo Monte Bianco would be amongst the Top 10 granfondos in Italy. Monte Bianco is the Italian for … Continue reading Col du Petit Saint Bernard – Climbing from Italy to France on the same day as the 2016 Gran Fondo Monte Bianco

2016-06-27 (Day 11) La Thuile – Bourg St Maurice

Today's photo shows Travoy parked up alongside a St Bernard Dog statue opposite a souvenir shop at the top of the Petit St. Bernard. At 2188m, the Petit St Bernard climb is 400m lower than the Grand St Bernard that I had climbed 3 days previously but there were much more shops and restaurants at … Continue reading 2016-06-27 (Day 11) La Thuile – Bourg St Maurice