First off, apologies for the delayed updates. Lack of a decent 'Net signal is partly to blame, along with us having to make an earlier than scheduled return to Blighty. Bear with me....all will be revealed in due course. Anyhow, where were we? Ah, yes, we were heading up the Col Des Aravis for a … Continue reading From The Highs Of The French Alps To The Lows Of Moriarty’s Demise.
The Awesome Wonders Of The Mont Blanc Range From Several Different Angles!
After our week of Grand Massif meanderings, on Tuesday morning last week ,we finally headed for pastures new, in the shape of Passy-Plaine-Joux - a small ski resort, popular in the summer with hikers, bikers and parapenters due to it’s absolutely awesome location! Half way up a mountainside, at 1360m, the resort has had the … Continue reading The Awesome Wonders Of The Mont Blanc Range From Several Different Angles!
A Week Of Meandering In The Grand Massif – Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval, Samoëns And Morillon.
On Monday morning, we finally managed to drag ourselves away from Les Gets and took the picturesque Route Des Grandes Alpes down to Cluses to stock-up on food, drink, LPG and diesel. Chores done, we drove the short distance up to Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval in The Grand Massif. One of France's official prettiest villages, Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval certainly warrants this award … Continue reading A Week Of Meandering In The Grand Massif – Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval, Samoëns And Morillon.
Lazing In Les Gets, Haute Savoie, For A Whole Week!
After all the heavy-duty mountain pass driving over the last few weeks, Team Sebo decided to give Sebo (and his driver!) a well-earned rest once we got back into France. The drive down from Gstaad was pleasant enough and, as we reached Lake Leman, the countryside became much more French-looking. The chateau at Aigle was … Continue reading Lazing In Les Gets, Haute Savoie, For A Whole Week!
Fabulous Alpine Driving In Switzerland-But That’s About All We Liked About It!
As we drove into Switzerland from Liechtenstein. we could understand how the Swiss Army lads had inadvertently crossed the border - errrr, there is no clearly marked border on the back road! Just a couple of narrow arches signified we'd left one country and entered another and the presence of a rather large Swiss Army … Continue reading Fabulous Alpine Driving In Switzerland-But That’s About All We Liked About It!
A Whistle Stop Tour Of Liechtenstein!
Our last night in Austria was spent wild-camping in Fussbach, just outside Bregenz. We'd driven through rain from Ravensburg and, on arriving on the banks of Bodensee (Lake Constance), it became evident that Bregenz and it's lakeside environs were popular tourist haunts so we couldn't find a sleepy spot anywhere near The Lake! We stocked-up … Continue reading A Whistle Stop Tour Of Liechtenstein!
Blitzing Through Bavaria – Bad Waldsee To Ravensburg.
Our drive from Kempten to Bad Waldsee on Saturday morning took us through a very different landscape from what we'd become accustomed to in Austria. With The Alps behind us, we were now in the "high plains" of Germany's largest State with sprawling fields of grazing and grain crops. The houses were less traditional wooden … Continue reading Blitzing Through Bavaria – Bad Waldsee To Ravensburg.
Brakes Boiled – Budget Foiled!
Yes, folk, Sebo's brakes were still the cause of sleeplessness nights for one member of Team Sebo so, on Thursday morning, we headed for the local Peugeot/Citroen workshop (like you do, when you're desperately trying to avoid a Mercedes Benz bill) in Schwaz. A rather disinterested young service manager listened to our plight then merely … Continue reading Brakes Boiled – Budget Foiled!
Two For The Price Of One (A History Lesson And Awesome Views) At The Eagles Nest!
Today was a pretty awesome day for Team Sebo. We paid our money and ventured up to The Eagles Nest - or, as the Germans would call it "Das Kehlsteinhaus"(fabulously interesting history of it if you click on the link there!) - which actually means "The House On The Kehlstein"- note, no mention of Eagles! … Continue reading Two For The Price Of One (A History Lesson And Awesome Views) At The Eagles Nest!
The Hills Are Alive….. But Not With The Sound Of The Famous Salzburg Glockenspiel!
Our journey to Salzburg on Saturday morning, took us along the course of The Salzach River , through deep gorges and, once again, murky driving conditions (so didn't manage to get any decent pics of said gorges!), until we reached our sleepy spot for the next couple of nights - Camping Schloss Aigen, just 5km … Continue reading The Hills Are Alive….. But Not With The Sound Of The Famous Salzburg Glockenspiel!