Unlucky Al-levard!

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A passing snap of Mont Blanc

It was an impressive drive from Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval to Allevard les Bains. We descended past the foot of Mont Blanc, then climbed back up through the ski resort of Megeve, skirting the Bauges Regional Natural Park.

Being a complete child, however, my favourite landmark was Bastard Automobiles in Sallanches. Sadly, much like when I saw a bus in Zimbabwe with ‘Wankie Express’ emblazoned down its side, I was just not quick enough with the camera to catch it! Continue reading “Unlucky Al-levard!”

Winterised World Wide Walkies – 10 Tips to Keep Chilly Canines Cosy!

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The Fab Four on their first ski trip to the Italian Alps.

It’s that time of year again. The wrong kind of snow has brought the country to a halt. But with the UK’s weather turning Baltic and the infrastructure buckling due to literally centimetres of snow, now is a good time to share some tips on Winterising your World Wide Walkies!

Our precious pups came skiing for the first time in the Italian Alps last year. It got down to -20, so we can claim a bit of experience in this area! Continue reading “Winterised World Wide Walkies – 10 Tips to Keep Chilly Canines Cosy!”

30s Review – Isle of Skye, Scotland

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In my book, Skye is a G.O.B – Get Onyer Bucketlist! Famed for high mountains, Skye’s spectacular scenery is also accessible to walkers & has been the backdrop for many films.

I can’t believe that I saw New Zealand before I saw Scotland – that scenic gem on my doorstep! It shows that you don’t have to travel halfway around the world to see jaw-dropping sights – and the Isle of Skye stands out even in Scotland’s magnificence. It is a magical island, with dramatic and diverse landscapes, which have featured in many films. In my book, Skye is a G.O.B – Get Onyer Bucketlist!  Continue reading “30s Review – Isle of Skye, Scotland”

Wednesday – Woofs & Waterfalls!

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Kai perfects his ‘Mystical Mutt of the Mountains’ look in front of Cascade du Rouget. ‘The Queen of the Alps’.

Freddie Mercury on Wet Weather Camping; Yoda on Cowardice & FEAR; – & J-La on the Perils of a Poker Face

With 30 waterfalls on the Circuit du Sixt alone, it was a matter of time before we did actually get to one!

Our first waterfall came in the form of lovely, summer, mountain rain; pitter-pattering on the roof of the caravan. Only our third wet day since we left the UK, nearly two months ago. It was WONDERFUL! Continue reading “Wednesday – Woofs & Waterfalls!”