Here on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland is the solution to the UK’s Brexit turmoil (Thonon les Bains to Lons le Saunier 2017 Days 93-95)

August 09th – 11th 2017 (Days 93 – 95) The photo of the day shows the famous water jet in Lake Geneva with Geneva itself in the background. Geneva is home to the headquarters of many international organisations such as the Red Cross and the European headquarters of the United Nations. But following the Brexit … Continue reading Here on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland is the solution to the UK’s Brexit turmoil (Thonon les Bains to Lons le Saunier 2017 Days 93-95)

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A grand day for climbing the Grand Saint Bernard mountain pass from Switzerland to Italy

(#04 - Top 10 Highlights from 2016 Tour de Travoy) This was a day I was both looking forward to and dreading all year. The road from Martigny to the top of the Grand Saint Bernard goes uphill almost the whole way for about 50 km. The longest climb I had tackled last year with … Continue reading A grand day for climbing the Grand Saint Bernard mountain pass from Switzerland to Italy

A grand day for climbing the Grand Saint Bernard mountain pass into Italy (Martigny to Etroubles 2016 Day 08)

Today was a day I was both looking forward to and dreading all year. The road from Martigny to the top of the Grand Saint Bernard goes uphill almost the whole way for about 50 km. The longest climb I had tackled last year with Travoy was about 5 km long and about 300 m … Continue reading A grand day for climbing the Grand Saint Bernard mountain pass into Italy (Martigny to Etroubles 2016 Day 08)

Visiting world cycling’s HQ, the Mont Blanc Express and timber covered bridges in southern Switzerland (Aigle to Martigny 2016 Day 07)

Today's photo is a shot of the A9 motorway in Switzerland taken from a bridge in Aigle. The sign says 27 km to Martigny and 72 km to Italy via the Grand St Bernard pass. The mountain in the distance is probably the Dent de Morcles, which  rises to a height of 2,969m.  Tent tied to … Continue reading Visiting world cycling’s HQ, the Mont Blanc Express and timber covered bridges in southern Switzerland (Aigle to Martigny 2016 Day 07)

A day no-one in either Ireland or Iceland will ever forget after both their teams won in Euro 2016 (Chatel St Denis to Aigle 2016 Day 06)

Ireland were due to play Italy at 9 o'clock local time that evening and I had hoped to make it to Italy in time for the game. Chatel St. Denis was only 120 km from the Italian border and had the route been totally flat, I could have cycled it. The problem was the last … Continue reading A day no-one in either Ireland or Iceland will ever forget after both their teams won in Euro 2016 (Chatel St Denis to Aigle 2016 Day 06)

Following the Yellow Brick Road past herds of buffalo and cows with bells in central Switzerland (Sutz to Chatel St Denis 2016 Day 05)

Today's photo shows a typical landscape of open pasture near Romont  in central Switzerland. I half expected Heidi to be running across one of these fields just like on the TV show many years ago. Travoy  beside sign for Camping Sutz. Camping Sutz was one of the best campsites I stayed at during the whole … Continue reading Following the Yellow Brick Road past herds of buffalo and cows with bells in central Switzerland (Sutz to Chatel St Denis 2016 Day 05)

Ambushed by Predator and Puss ‘n Boots in the hills of northern Switzerland (Basel to Sutz 2016 Day 04)

Today's photo shows a huge statue of Predator alongside the road at a bronze foundry near Undervelier in the centre of Switzerland. It was a bit spooky to see it right beside the road especially with a forest in the background. I got an awful fright last year in the Somme when I came around … Continue reading Ambushed by Predator and Puss ‘n Boots in the hills of northern Switzerland (Basel to Sutz 2016 Day 04)

Letting the train take the strain from Luxembourg to Basel in Switzerland (Arlon to Basel 2016 Day 03)

Today's photo shows an Euro 2016 related ad for McDonalds on a platform at Nancy train station. I was at Nancy after getting off a train from Luxembourg and was looking at the ad while waiting for the train for Strasbourg to leave. The writing beside the ad says "Come as you are". The day … Continue reading Letting the train take the strain from Luxembourg to Basel in Switzerland (Arlon to Basel 2016 Day 03)