Category Archive: Travel

Mont Bochor

Pralognan Wednesday July 3, 2013We are staying in the oldest part of town known as Le Barioz which has mainly traditional style farmhouses. The small chapel in the square near our apartment was… Continue reading

Petit Mont Blanc

Pralognan Tuesday July 2, 2013 Today we walked a more gently undulating trail along a river valley towards Petit Mont Blanc.  Another blue sky morning, we passed through open meadows of alpine flowers,… Continue reading

Col de Vanois

Pralognan Monday July 1, 2013We took advantage of glorious sunny skies on Monday to hike the trail to the Col de Vanoise at 2,515m elevation. Once we got up above the treeline at… Continue reading

Tour des Glaciers de la Vanoise

Pralognan-la-Vanoise June 29-30, 2013We farewelled Geneva on a grey overcast morning and finally after 6 months of planning we were on our way to Pralognan la Vanoise, for Hammer to race in The… Continue reading

Lakeside in Geneva

Geneva June 27-28, 2013Our grand vacations seem to coincide with a sudden change in our countries leadership.  So surprised to read that K. Rudd is now back in after all the leadership challenge… Continue reading


Wednesday June 26, 2013 Finally woke to a morning without rain, but still shrouded in low grey cloud.   We had plans to catch the train to Jungfrau, the highest mountain in Europe,… Continue reading

Hiking to Harder Kulm

Interlaken – Tuesday June 25, 2013 I love the hotel we are staying at, a relatively new backpackers with clean and sparse interior spaces, solid walls so no noise from neighbours or their… Continue reading

Between the Lakes

Interlaken – Monday June 24, 2013I have always loved travelling by train  in Europe. The stations in bigger cities are old and often grand in design and there is a buzzing liveliness and… Continue reading

Cool Zurich

Sunday June 23, 2013We left Sydney on an overcast wet evening, had almost 21 hours of night-time and arrived on Sunday morning to an overcast, wet grey Zurich sky. Temperature slightly lower than… Continue reading

Hunter Valley – 2013 Tour of Excellence

Bluebush Estate, Hunter Valley 1-2 June 2013 Twenty four of us gathered over the weekend  in the Hunter Valley  for the UNSW Dive Club Fluffers Wine Tasting combined with my Randall’s 50th Year Tour… Continue reading

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