Water Divining and Bad Weather

Thought I would take the snap below, otherwise you might not believe me. We needed to find the water main pipe to hook up the chalet we are building in La Combaz and the recommended local method is… water divining.

I have seen it done before, but I’m always a little dubious about digging up the road on the recommendation of a bloke with a bent twig. We watched him potter about a bit, the twig twitched, X marked the spot, we started digging… and he was absolutely spot on.

Even the water board use this method, although they go a bit more high-tech with metal divining rods.

I’ve also included a picture of the Chalet in La Combaz we’re building with the roof on, and one taken at about 7:30 in the morning, coming down the mountain from our chalet in La Planay, looking down the valley.

We’re on tenterhooks this week, waiting for the announcement of next year’s Tour de France route and the Etape, so that we can get our Cycle Camp sorted.

The kids were meant to have this week off from school ski training as they are in the national programme, but the weather has been awful and it was called off on both the days that they ventured up to Tignes. So back to school for them. Good news is that snow is expected this weekend…

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