Sunday, 9 January 2011

Eurostar and Belle Plagne

Like quite a lot of people I was poorly on the lead up to Christmas and couldn't shake off a nasty hacking cough.  We had booked seats on Eurostar leaving from Ashford, Kent at 10 am Boxing Day.  The weather was still ice age and the all night journey from Cumbria was made worse by having to go via Peterborough.  Eurostar is an efficient way to get to the Alps and the booked taxi was there at Aime La Plagne to whizz us up the mountain.  Oh, and  motorway service stations are shut at Christmas.

View from apartment next morning.

Anyway I was finally shaking off the cold and by Tuesday of the holiday it was wall to wall  sunshine.  I seem to have been skiing for a number of years now but never get any better.  The French whizz past as if they were born on skis.

Anyway we had a great week  and some of the scenery is stunning.  Eurostar is a good way to get to the Alps the only down side if you live up north is the 8 or 10 hours it takes to get down to Kent.  Still at least I dont live down south.

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