The Col de l’Iseran was closed to cars on Sunday to give cyclists a sporting chance for the Iserane festival – the celebration of the official start to summer. Lesley took the kids up there whilst I cycled the Etape du Tour with some friends who came for the weekend.
The weather has been hot and sunny, turning stormy in the afternoons – fairly regular summer pattern.
Got a pic here that Roz (manager of Chalet Merlo) took on her regular running route along the valley floor (she chose running a half marathon at the weekend over two-wheel entertainment) – they are doing major work on the pipes that run down from Les Arcs to the hydroelectric power station.
The river was closed to all paddlers recently when the volume of water running through the valley got up to a staggering 84 cubics – when they run competitions on the Isère the flow is controlled to keep it around 24 cubics, and it can get as low as 7 or 8 cubics (which is still good enough for a bit of gentle rafting).
Busy with client visits in the last week or so, with more coming out this month.