Anyway the second, and you may be glad to hear, final instalment of the holidays. Every Tuesday a local road up to a 'Col' is closed from 10.00am - 12 noon to allow cyclists to ride up without traffic and my son (who had taken his bike on holiday) was delighted that a stage in the 2015 Tour de France was going to be open going up to Alpe d'Huez so off he went and I decided I should go for a Nordic walk.
|The static caravan that was our home. Steps on right lead up to hot tub!!|
Later that day we returned up the 21 hairpin bends to Alpe d'Huez to have a go on the toboggan, though I thought it was more of a 'luge'! First we had to get to the top on a ski lift, which I have never been on in my life, so that was a bit of an experience and my daughter in law and I watched whilst grandson, age 10, whizzed down -
followed by my son and grand-daughter riding together.
|Note the ski lift top left|
I suddenly realised that I wanted a go so up to the start where I struggled onto the tray (I am not very good at getting down low!) and down I went
mainly putting on the brake but occasionally accelerating until I got to the bottom where my son pulled me up off the floor as there was a queue forming behind me! I would have had another go but our rides had run out. Definitely an activity for the 50+ Adventure Club if there was somewhere in the UK where we could do it!!
Anyway after a short refreshment break we walked to the edge of the town and I took this photo
|The town we had come from in the bottom of the valley|
It was nearly time for me to come home but on my last day we went to Lake Vernay where we hired a canoe and a pedalo.
I was in the pedalo pedalling like mad with my daughter in law and grand-daughter, whilst son and grandson went out in the canoe -
|The waterfall under the road bridge|
|Looking at the mountains from the middle of the lake|
Then the family all piled into a pedalo and had fun while I stood on the bank and took photos of them.
|The wind had got up and it was quite choppy!|
Finally, my last photo taken on the last day, showing snow still on the mountain.
A wonderful holiday.
Now I must get on with some crafty stuff including crocheting a string bag and making my Mini Mania for August, that hasn't been started yet!!