Two weeks to go!

GR5 route, lac Léman to the Med Two weeks today we leave for Geneva and a few days later we will begin our walk of the French section of the GR5 from Thonon les Bains on lac Léman to Menton on the Mediterranean. It is about 675 km (420 miles) through the Alps and should … more

Ready to go

We are almost packed and set to go. Tomorrow evening we are off to Geneva. Roy

Geneva

The photo is from the waterfront in Geneva looking west on Sunday evening. The Alps are in the distance. It is Monday. Good trip here although long; about 21 hours from our house to the hostel in Geneva. Everything worked well and everyone was very helpful. We used public transit to get to YVR and … more

Thonon-les-bains

Hello from France. Very relaxed trip here on the old steam powered ferry in the photo. It was built in 1915 – 1920 and has been beautifully restored. We arrived about 1:00 and in a few hours had our mobile phones set up with French numbers, enjoyed a good lunch and got most of the … more

Day 2. Dent d’Oche

Thursday Aug 11. Day 2 of walking. Yesterday we walked from Evian on Lake Geneva to Bernex, a small ski resort about 850m above Evian. It was a warm sunny day and an easy walk. We used local walking trails to stay off busy roads and only got lost once. Someone walking in the other … more