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 the fire brigade need their own boat to respond to … Continue reading 2016-06-30 (Day 14) La Bathie – Annecy

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 de La Madeleine. The Madeleine is one of the longest … Continue reading 2016-06-29 (Day 13) Bourg St Maurice -La Bathie

2016-06-28 (Day 12) Bourg Saint Maurice

Today’s photo shows Hannibal and his army crossing the Alps on his way to Italy to fight the Romans. Where Hannibal crossed the Alps has perplexped scholars for over 2,000 years but I hadn’t gave it a moments thought until today. I spotted a pass near to Bourg Saint Maurice called the Col de la Traversette and remembered that this pass had made international headlines … Continue reading 2016-06-28 (Day 12) Bourg Saint Maurice

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 the top of this climb so I was able to … Continue reading 2016-06-27 (Day 11) La Thuile – Bourg St Maurice