Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Two weeks ago we packed the car full of camping, sailing and climbing stuff, my paints and paper and caught a Ferry to France.

We camped out by the salt marsh with a view of Mont St Michel, on our drive down the coast.

Walked little higglety pigglety streets.

Paddled in the Atlantic.

We stayed the first week in Pornic a lovely little French seaside town. It was holding the Europeans for the type of boat K sails. Unfortunately the weather was not too kind and K only got to sail one day out of the regatta, as it was too windy.

We then left the Coast of France behind and drove through the night. To Zermatt in time for a dinner. We had a wonderful week in Zermatt.

K dragged me up some high Mountains higher than I had ever been before. I met this dog who seemed very used to the strange surroundings.

We camped by Marmots, who looked on puzzled by our tent.

Near the end of the week we walked up the Trift Valley to the best camp spot ever. It had mountains for K, grass and flowers for me. It was the perfect flat bit of ground, with a bubbling river.

We fell asleep just after watching the moon rise over the hill we had climbed the day before.

Then it was time to hit the road for the long drive back through Switzerland and France calling of for a wonderful lunch with friends and into a few french towns to break the journey up.

Captain Rupert is still on holiday with his great aunt, Velvet a black rex rabbit and her friends. He is going to try and make it home by tomorrow, depending on the weather.


Gretel said...

Your camping looks a bit rugged for me, but what spectacular views! And marmots, what sweeties. I wondered where you had got to - lovely!

natural attrill said...

Your trip sounds and looks absolutely fantastic!

Erica-Jane said...

WIW! I love that photo of the mountains at sunset and the moon!
And the cutey marmots!
What an exciting life you lead!


Anonymous said...

Wow I'm jealous, what wonderful places.

weirdbunny said...

wow, camping up on the snow tops, you certainly are into extreme camping ! - love Julia x

tlchang said...

What a trip! It all looks amazing...

Nonnie said...

Wow, sounds like you had a wonderful time. We're off sailing next week. Leaving the harbour and heading off to the Isle of Wight. I'm hoping the weather is going to be kind to us as I don't fancy the idea of our little boat in the middle of the Solent in strong winds and big waves!
I love that picture of the moon rising over the mountains.

Kajsa said...

Ah, snow in summertime... I love it! It sounds like you had a delightful adventure *and* you found higglety-piggletyness abroad, too!

Angel Jem said...

Mont St Michel is one of my magic places. I love it... and the rest of the trip looks like you had fun, too. Children off in 2 weeks. Can't wait.

Clare and Mike said...

Hi Joanna,
What a wonderful trip you had, and such great photos too.

Hope Captain Rupert enjoyed his holiday too!

Clare x