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Alpe d’Huez 2009

After a year in the planning, Friday 24th July finally rolled around and the Bowler family set off with a loaded car yet again, this time for foreign shores. A rapid crossing in the Eurotunnel and a stop overnight near Dijon, then the awesome sight of the Alps rising up before us as we came out the other side of Grenoble and started the final leg of the journey to Vaujany. Driving up the winding road from Lac du Verney toward the village, we were all stunned with the beautiful scenery, and me more so, with the ridiculous gradient of the climb! Continue reading