Sure, I’m nonetheless right here. I do know I haven’t posted in a very long time. Sorry. I’m nonetheless driving. However for numerous causes this 12 months it’s been primarily from dwelling.
Wooohoo! A wonderful journey at nighttime freezing chilly to see the dawn with my nice associates Richard and Tim.
A superb dawn journey requires an unimpeded view in the direction of the dawn. The aim is at all times to reach at the least 10 minutes earlier than the dawn to benefit from the altering sky. It was chilly and windy so we have been closely dressed and all had bike lights prepared for this pretty 12.7 kilometre climb on a quiet Jura mountain forest street.
The climb to La Barillette is the third highest paved street within the Juras. There’s a Swisscom communication tower and a Skyguide aviation radar tower on the prime. It has an unimpeded summit view south: immediately under is Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) and within the distance the Alps. Excellent!
We cheerfully climbed this pretty street, chatted slightly, breathed closely quite a bit. The trouble saved us heat.
There was a robust Bise (north wind) on the summit and we have been chilly as soon as we stopped pedalling so we have been impatient for the solar to rise. However what a terrific view: Mont Blanc was so clear within the distance, excessive above the clouds. And an orange glow.
After which the solar peeked over the Alps. I want I used to be a greater photographer and knew the best way to absolutely seize the intense lighting, and so forth. However the first few seconds of the solar was superb. Tim was an ideal mannequin and allowed me to yell at him as he
It’s great when a loopy concept works out so properly. Thanks for the good firm. That is my fourth dawn journey with Tim, and my second with Richard. We now have already begun brainstorming an excellent candidate for subsequent 12 months.
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