Tuesday 23 April 2024

Hang on, wasn't it 35C here last week? Now it's snowing at home! Just crazy weather... that will become the norm? sad

Thursday 11 January 2024

Driving up to the local ski station & changing boots in backseat of the car. Got this routine down pretty good now grin

Sunday 24 December 2023

Sunrise stroll at Sarrat de Gaye. Forgot to scowl when asked to wear a silly hat. Must be going soft! wink Merry Xmas!

Sunday 17 December 2023

Today's ride: Col d'Aspin in the snow, under blue skies. Beautiful conditions!

Saturday 17 June 2023

Dream day on the bike: Grimsel Pass. Furka Pass. Susten Pass. Blue skies. Lakes. Snow. 121km. 3476m vertical. Yowza!

Monday 17 April 2023

Tourmalet today. Not quite as impressive as last year, but surprising depth given how pants the ski season has been!

Saturday 25 February 2023

Not saying it was cold this morning, but... nice spin all the same. Great prep for tonne of sports on TV this arvo wink

Friday 24 February 2023

When you wake to 20cm of fresh snow at the door: Ski hill next to home tempting, but no, snowshoe instead. Beautiful!

Monday 6 February 2023

Plenty of snow around on our walk today. One of us grew up loving to slide on icy ground, the other... not so much wink

Wednesday 1 February 2023

Beautiful forest snowshoe above Payolle. Didn't see anyone else, but did see couple of wild boar in there. Awesome!

Wednesday 8 December 2021

When friends drop round with festive beer. Oh go on then... just the one! wink Meal wasn't bad either. Fun times smile

Friday 16 April 2021

Beautiful La Peyre & Croix de Beliou. Sunny but 0C with 60kph wind & snowfields. To think I almost wore shorts! grin wink

Tuesday 12 January 2021

Garage scrap snow-shovel challenge: bamboo, ply & cable ties a success, but enhancements coming in v0.2 next year wink

Monday 11 January 2021

Snowshoeing practically from our doorstep. We often walk up here, but snow takes things up a notch. So beautiful! smile

Thursday 7 January 2021

Today's ride: found a deer trapped by wire fence so helped it escape & run off hopefully unscathed. PS: was nippy! wink

Wednesday 6 January 2021

Great day on the snow with the ladies. Raquettes with a picnic stop. Absolutely beautiful parcours at the Couraduque!

Wednesday 20 May 2020

Hike Col de Moulata to Hourquette d'Ouscouaou & snowline - ahem - wink Spectacular views. Picnic. Sunny perfection! smile

Monday 30 March 2020

Bit of snow this morning... all gone by lunchtime sad But what a beautiful walk it made for before then! smile

Monday 30 March 2020

Beautiful snowy morning here... best get out quick and enjoy it where it lasts! smile

Saturday 11 January 2020

Snowy sunset from the 'office'. Not sure how I get any 'work' done! wink

Friday 30 March 2018

Stormy morning yet catching a glimpse of hillside through thick cloud. Always beautiful no matter what the weather smile

Monday 19 March 2018

Amazing snowy sunset. Not bad for mid-March! smile

Monday 12 February 2018

This is the little village over the valley from us - Ossun-ez-Angles). In the snow... erm... durh! wink

Sunday 3 December 2017

Brrrrrr... bit snowy this morning! Looks nice though! smile

Friday 1 December 2017

Worry not, the snail is fully winterised & toasty inside... honest! smile wink No really, it is! tongue #HymerIgloo #SkiSeason

Thursday 27 April 2017

Hmmmmmmm... bit of a cold snap in Europe. Lucky it's only going to last couple of days!

Monday 24 April 2017

Nothing like first Tourmalet of the year to clear the effects of a weekend of slight excess wink Lovely day for it! grin

Wednesday 18 January 2017

Driving up to La Mongie after fresh snowfall. 4x4 on snow tyres is pretty impressive here. Feels like a normal day smile

Saturday 14 January 2017

Random views from the local roads we travel almost daily. Ever changing mountain scenery never disappoints!

Friday 13 January 2017

Pratiwi didn't want to go for a short stroll today, but after being talking into it, turns out it was fun! grin

Friday 13 January 2017

Looks like there's been a nearby accident involving a truck of icing sugar & it's blown all over the place! wink

Monday 19 December 2016

Lac de Gaube. Frozen. Wow! View aside, sound of the ice popping & cracking echoing around was absolutely incredible!

Monday 19 December 2016

So... the alternate walking route from Pont d'Espagne up to Lac de Gaube. Almost as pretty as the summer path?

Monday 19 December 2016

Stroll at Pont d'Espagne: But 10m in & we found path covered in thick ice. No crampons so time to find another way!

Monday 28 November 2016

Afternoon stroll: Col de Beyrede to ridge above. Just made snow line. Spectacular & one of the best short walks here!

Sunday 18 September 2016

First snow of the season fell on the Pic du Midi couple days back & more yesterday by the looks. #ViewFromOurDoorstep

Wednesday 4 May 2016

First Tourmalet ascent of the year. Last 3km closed to cars, but not bikes! grin As usual, sucks to be a car driver! tongue

Tuesday 26 April 2016

When in Provence... grin 3° up top + 70kph wind chill equals completely numb fingers on the descent. Fun times! wink grin

Sunday 24 January 2016

Views of today's ride. Unseasonably warm so popped up the Col du Soulor - as you do wink Nice snowy view at the top! smile

Saturday 19 December 2015

Today's ride in glorious sunshine: Col du Tourmalet. Well... as much as was possible. Didn't bring my skis! wink

Saturday 5 December 2015

Live segments test at Hautacam. Verdict: Absolute torture! Spectacular day: wearing shorts & just 2 layers up top! grin

Tuesday 24 November 2015

Crisp morning here! Walking into the village for a look around.

Monday 24 August 2015

Tourist road 520 from Røldalsvatnet (lake way below the hairpins) to Sauda. Almost got blown over taking last shots!

Sunday 23 August 2015

Rest of today's ride (Hildal to Hara): Stunning mountain pass left traffic free as main road now runs in a tunnel! grin

Friday 7 August 2015

At least Pratiwi dressed for the conditions! Nice shoes! tongue wink

Friday 7 August 2015

Crossing the highest mountain pass in Norway. Snow & iceberg strew lakes abound. And this is the middle of summer!

Wednesday 29 July 2015

Rode from fjord 1,500m up to Dalsnibba, where on a clear day should be able to see the start. Not today, too misty sad

Monday 21 January 2013

Passing through Lincoln so stopped by the cathedral. Unlike most over in France there's no free entry here though sad

Sunday 20 January 2013

Oh no... not another pub lunch! wink tongue This time it's Barton's Mill. And a snowy stroll by the river after. Nice! smile

Thursday 3 January 2013

My lil' snow angel wink grin