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A snowy walk to Lac Lauvitel

To work off some of that Christmas excess we thought we would have a change from skiing & the turbo trainer!! and go for a walk. We couldn’t have had a better day, clear blue shies and not too cold. We donned our walking gear and got our ski poles to act as walking sticks. I thought Alan was mad suggesting the ski poles but as ever it was a good idea. The car park is situated about 4km from Le Velo Jaune b&b so off we went .

What a superb walk, it was great walking on the snow, a bit icey in places and the poles were a great help. The walk is basically 2.5km up hill, it winds it way through the woods and up the side of the mountain until you come out onto an amazing plateau with a superb view over Lac Lauvitel. The sun shone as we sat and had our pic nic, sandwiches, christas choclates and hot chocolate it was so peaceful with the only sound the gentle thaw of the snow.

It was then down, the fun part, you did have to be a little careful as the snow turned to ice. At what point Alan decided to sledge on his bum across a sheet of ice, he even scarerd himself as he shot towards the edge out of control, I laughed! What a great day, loads of fun and out in the fresh air!