Algodonares – Spain.

Posted on December 3, 2014

We had come to Algodonales so that Shaun could Paraglide around the local mountains. We had been told that the flying conditions here at this time of year were good and warm weather too. We hoped we would not be disappointed on both accounts. We had checked Internet sites and consulted the Aires book, to see if there was any campsites nearby, nada! So we asked a restaurant if we could park in their car park for the night, if we ate in ...

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The Alps In August – France.

Posted on August 30, 2014

After returning from my expedition we had a week in La Motte du Caire at a campsite (with a pool) for me to settle back into life with my boys and living in Myrtle our motorhome before we set off on our travels again.We had 7 days to travel 259 miles back to the Alps to meet our friends (Sarah, Ian and James) in Les Gets for some more mountain biking, paragliding, socialising and drinking more wine.This is how we got there.First Stop: ...

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Les Gets/Morzine – Mountain Bike Mecca – France.

Posted on June 30, 2014

The end of June saw us heading north into the French Alps to Les Gets and Morzine, the Mecca for Mountain Biking.  Shaun and a few of his Army mates had arranged to take part in a 80km Mountain Bike event over the weekend of 27-29 June. It is held every year at this time to celebrate the opening of the resort for the summer season.  The route is designed to take in the areas main resorts and villages of Portes du Soleil. We arrived a few ...

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Laragne-Monteglin – France.

Posted on June 29, 2014

After Shaun had passed his Paragliding Club Pilot course we headed to Laragne-Monteglin which has a free Aire.  This was so Shaun could get some experience flying solo,  it was also a great place for Mountain Biking and walking. Last chance honey, let's just go through the check list: life insurance, check, will completed, check!!! Good Luck my darling, see you at the landing site!! Shaun's ...

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Our Tour of Alpes De Haute Provence

Posted on June 23, 2014

Shaun has now finished his first two parts of his Paragliding course so we have gone off to explore Provence and to see what it has to offer. Digne-Les-Bains Digne as it is commonly referred to, was our first stop. It is the capital of the Alpes de Haute-Provence, and the only city in the long stretch of mountains between Orange and Turin, it has a thriving boulevard of cafés mixed with smart shoe-shops, chocolate shops and bookshops. ...

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