We’ve arrived at our first destination which you can see from the pictures is lacking a fairly significant factor – snow!! We’re assured it’s on its way. The journey was uneventful as we left Huddersfield in glorious sunshine to catch the train to Birmingham initially. Whilst changing platforms at New Street I spied a couple of people dressed as incongruously as us; snow boots, ski jacket and toting an enormouse suitcase. When they alighted the Reading train I felt convinced that they must be on our journey. We’ve met up with one who transpires to be an OT from Ilkley, I’m sure we’ll find quite a lot in common as we work together as chalet hosts in the same resort.
We’re staying 2 nights in a staff hotel in Les Alpso and are in for a full day’so training tomorrow before setting off to Alpe d’Huez on Weds where the venture will start in earnest (& hopefully better Internet connection)