Friday, 18 March 2016

Day 12

Well another great days skiing at  Port du Blancier and I am not going to make you more jealous with pictures of the pristine snow and fabulous piste.  After skiing we decided to head for Annecy, can I say the route down from the Haut Jura is interesting.
This pic gives an idea of the snow piled on each side of the road and the blue sign indicates that you can't pass without snow chains......you don't get that in bolton.  What the pic doesn't show is the relentless steepness of the decent with constant switchbacks against massive quarry type wagons rumbling up in the other direction.  About 2/3 the way down I got a whiff of hot breaks so pulled off to find the front wheels very hot.
Not a bad view of Mont Blanc from my stopping place though.
I descended the rest of the way using mainly engine breaking and the breaks were cool at the bottom "lesson learned"๐Ÿ˜œ
We trundled on around Lake Geneva and pulled up in a layby perched on the side of Mount Saleve recommended by Julie and Jason of www.ourtour.co.uk fame.  This is quite a spot and gives fantastic views down the Chamonix Valley and Mont Blanc....it's getting closer๐Ÿ˜€
And also Annecy by night from OWTs door
Can't wait to see the view in the clear of the morning but for now I have a date with a glass of red and a Charolais ribeye ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿท๐Ÿท









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