Fall holidays (1)

As Emile is on vacation with me for a week, we decide to go enjoying the fall colors without traveling too far since we only have 5 days to travel. The destination will be the Hautes-Alpes, between France and Italy.
1. After half a day on the road, we arrive in the Mont-Cenis region and its lake at the end of the day.

2. While the weather is fine all along the road, the east wind blows fog from Italy which gradually rises, enveloping VivaLaVida.

3. Climbing up to 2,200 m, we have time to make a shot hike outside the nimbuses.

4. But half an hour later, the fog catches up with us.

5. The time to find a boondocking site for the night and we are isolated by the clouds for a quiet but cool night.

6. The disturbance of the night removed the fog and nicely sprinkled summits with fresh snow.

7. A few openings in the couds let in the light…

8. … and VLV takes the trail again to reach the lake.

9. We take the trail that goes West of the lake…

10. … trail that we couldn’t drive in July, a barrier now blocking access from July 1st to September 15.

11. The showers follow one another and the wind is still blowing strong.

12. But we anyway go for a walk by the lake, just to play with Emile and, for me, to look for some picture composition.

13. …

The continuation of the story in a few days…

4 Commentsto Fall holidays (1)

  1. Steven F Johnson says:

    In 1974, while apprenticing metal sculpture in Carmel, an elder lone gentleman strolled into our shop..and shared with us his love for residing in Andora, Spain. His tone & favorable stories still ring of beauty in my mind..I will be visiting there one day..

  2. Images 12-13 there must be absolute treasure meals swimming these waters ! You seldom mention your meal choices or their prep..Do you slingshot or gun hunt it fish for fish, rabbits etc..??

    • Claude-Alain says:

      Well, fishing or hunting is only allowed a few months of the year with local permits quite difficult to get. I don’t have time for that on short vacation. But I usually find groceries in small local stores.

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