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Here are some photos I took. Above, sunrise on Lake Annecy.
Above, in Albertville, on the site of the 1992 Winter Olympics opening ceremony.
Above, a biker on the way to Tamié Pass.
Above, Albertville seen from Tamié Fort.
Above, the Castle of Faverges.
Above, the bike path on the way back to Annecy.
Above, sunset on Lake Annecy.
A couple of weeks ago, I went to Whistler for a few days. It was quite awesome!
Above, Black Tusk from Whistler Mountain summit.
Above, aboard the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, that joins Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain.
Above, summer snowboarding at 7th Heaven on Blackcomb Mountain.
Above, kern near Blackcomb Lake.
Above, people near Alta Lake.
Above, on the way back to Vancouver, glacier seen from seaplane.
Yesterday, I went on my first seaplane ride, a 45-min tour departing from and arriving at the Vancouver Harbour. Here are some pictures I took on the flight.
Above, the Lions Gate Bridge.
Above, Kitsilano beach.
Above, lake in the mountains.
Above, mountains on the North Shore.
Above, more mountains.
Above, the end of Indian Arm.
Above, boating docks near Indian Arm.
[From IEEE Spectrum]
On my last day in Iceland, I went up the Esja, which is the mountain range north of Reykjavik. There are various trails there with a great view on the city. It is possible to get to the start of one of the trails using only Strætó buses:
- From the Hlemmur terminal, take the 15 to Háholt in Mosfellsbaer (the stop is in front of a KFC).
- From Háholt, take the 57 towards Akranes: Tell the driver you want to go to the Esja. He will drop you where you need to go.
The trail there goes to a peak called Þverfellshorn. Most of it is a steep but regular walk. The last part to get to the top is more challenging.
When I got there, at the edge of the mountain, the view on Reykjavik was great:
Further from the edge, there was a lot of fog and the landscape looked really strange:
I took many photos. Some of them are shown after the jump.
Last sunday I went for a hike in a place called the “Cirque du Fer à Cheval“, in Haute-Savoie. It is surrounded by mountains (unfortunately, I didn’t see much of them because of the fog) and has many waterfalls, that feed the torrent called Giffre. It is a very pleasant walk, almost flat, except at the end of the Cirque, that is known as the “End of the World” (“Bout du monde” in French) where the path becomes a bit steep. The view is worth it though.
I took many photos, some of them are shown after the jump.
Last week, on the day of the “Jeûne Genevois”, I went for a ride along the Rhône following (loosely) the route known as Via Rhona, that goes from Geneva to the town of Valleiry in Haute-Savoie (actually it is just a segment: The complete Via Rhona goes from the Rhône Glacier to the Mediterranean Sea) . I had already tried it before but I was not able to finish it then. Now I went all the way and, although it was quite cloudy with occasional rain, I had a great time.
A PDF with details of the route can be found here.
I took a few pictures. Some are shown after the jump.