Slept badly, too hot. We’re turning the heaters down. Breakfast and then out by 9. To St. Martin then Valdeblore then the Tinee valley. Up a scary road to Roya, the sort of road you don’t want to meet anything coming down. So we met the snow plough. Luckily just at a slightly wider section. Mel is also a very good driver.
Started off from Roya village at 1500m on snow shoes but soon took them off and put on Pogu ice grippers, these were perfect for the conditions. Walked up through the forest.
Beautiful walk in the sun. Snow mostly nice and firm. I managed to lose a walking pole to the mountain.
Lunch of bread, pasta salad, olives at about 1850m.
Returned the same way. Stopped at La Colmiane for beers and hot chocolates.
Thick fog and graupel.
Dinner: sort of samosa things with balsamic sauce, big roasted cheese, tagliatelle with creamy walnut sauce, pastries with honey and nuts. Liz is a fabulous cook.
Holiday is courtesy of Liz and Mel of Spacebetween.