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All photos from this trip are HERE, previous installment HERE Staying in Crest, we had, or rather tried for a morning run, but I think our bodies were beat!  The run was flat but so were our batteries!  Once we made it back we just about made the very busy […]

Crest to the Med


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All photos from this trip are HERE, previous installment HERE Think we spoke too soon about being incident free…. Mel had a bit of an off – nothing major, and ironically it was caused by not going fast enough round a banked corner.  I know it was a 180’ corner […]

Valloire to Crest



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All photos from this trip are HERE, previous installment HERE Staying at Vallorie, our biking has improved and (touch wood) – our extra body armour has so far not been needed – we’ve stayed surprisingly accident free!  The worst its got is having to put a foot down so, so […]

Mountain Biking


All photos from this trip are HERE After what feels like a long time, we’re off again on another trip!  Though in honesty, this is more of a long holiday than a trip as we will are going away to do something specific, so we’re not randomly exploring this time.  […]

Away in France again!



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Thought it was about time we posted again as it looks like we’ve not been up to much.  The thing is, we have, but nothing as long or as challenging as previous trips, so not really worth saying much about!  It also looks like the van hasn’t been used much, […]

Snowboarding with Campervan in Valloire


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See trip index here, Laos index here, and more photos from Laos here Vang Vieng is pretty much a nowhere place – its entire existence seems to be a travellers way point and has little Laos character, but the scenery and activities more than make up for it.  To be […]

89-93 Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang



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Index for this trip HERE After exploring L2A and not really feeling chilled there, the weather turned to heavy rain which made the decision to leave for us.  We decided to head for Gap for no other reason than the route would take us via roads and places we’ve never […]

Week 5 – Les Deux Alpes to Homps


Index for this trip HERE We awoke at the start of our 4th week to glorious sunshine, so we were out bright and early on the trails.  They opened up another lift, so we took that up and played on trails that we hadn’t tried before, as well as improving […]

Week 4 – Valloire to Les Deux Alpes



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Index for this trip HERE We started week 3 counting bruises on Mel, but apart from the multi-colouring she was fine.  We opted for a day off biking and instead went on a good walk to one of the little mountain villages, passed a gorge and waterfall we didn’t know […]

Week 3 – Valloire


Index for this trip HERE After a couple of great hot days at Chanez the weather turned overnight to a massive storm.  Which would have been fine if we remembered we left the skylight open, but with the blackout blind we didn’t noticed till the blind became full of water […]

Week 2 – Chanez to Valloire



Yeah, its been a quiet time on this site, but not really for us.  Apart from planning the next 2 trips – including our epic backpacking in Asia trip (how much planning!?) –  we’ve been spending time wakeboarding and mountain biking.  We’re getting better at both, with us learning new […]

What we’re up to in May


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Finished our snowboarding in Sierra Nevada yesterday, and then went to a campsite to sort our stuff out.  Met my parents who kindly delivered us our 3 months worth of post and some new toys that I’d ordered, as well as UK-only supplies.  Sadly they lost our stock of breakfast […]

3mths of post, and new toys!



After a good day playing in the park, doing rails, a few jumps and a bit of boarder-cross, I was just planning on venturing back to the van when….. …Into the snow-park and did a small jump really well, then on to the next bigger jump (which I’d done a […]

Ouch. No more boarding for me for a while ...


Here are some poor pics of todays fun at the snowpark. No animals or humans were overly hurt during the taking of these pictures….

Fun at the snowpark



Yes – had our first bloody injury here.  Nothing too serious.  I dropped my razor when shaving and it cut my finger.  It would not have been so bad if it wasn’t a Gillette Fusion 5 blade job – so 5 parallel cuts and a lot of  blood.  🙁  Could […]

Snow is melting – blood, pain, and…