Sunday, July 17

Weekend in the Mountains

Fiona in GryonWe spent the last weekend of Fiona's visit to Europe in the mountains. Bob & Zydre were very kind to lend us their chalet at Gryon, where we stayed on the Friday and Saturday night. Despite the cool climate and rain on Saturday, we had a a lovely picnic lunch on our drive up to Les Diablerets. The next day we left Gryon and drove to Chamonix in France where we took the telepherique to Aiguille du Midi, a 3,842m peak adjacent to Mt Blanc.

Fiona Mt BlancHaving conquered the first peak, we decided to push on to Italy in the small cable cars that take you over the most incredible valleys of glaciers. As we glided efortlessly along, we returned the waves of climbers, struggling through the snow beneath us.

Fiona is now back in Australia, having had a fanstastic holiday visiting Geneva, Paris and London, and a few spots in between. It has been wonderful to see her and to show her around our new home. Jess missed the last few days of her visit due to a last minute work trip to Uzbekistan (more info on that coming soon). We now have a week before the next batch of visitors arrive!

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