Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

'Summer in the Alps' Day 31 - Montreuil-sur-Mer to Timperley

Wednesday 1 August 2018

Another 9 to 5 day in the car. Travelling north. To cooler climes. Only 24°C here.

An uneventful drive, and all is well at home, albeit the lawns are a bit patchy.

There's a gadget on the dashboard of the car that tells us we spent nearly 65 hours in the car over the past month. (Seems quite a lot!) We covered 2753 miles at an average speed of 42 mph, getting 62.2 mpg. I could work out the cost but I'm not going to - it was far less than a long haul flight would cost for just one of us.

We are so lucky to have the wonderful and varied scenery and people of Europe on our doorstep.

Not short of further statistics, I can report that during the month the time we spent walking knocked that car statistic into a cocked hat. During the many hours of our walks we covered around 350 km (220 miles) in distance and about 21,000 metres (13 miles) in height gain. I'll leave the geeks to work out the average gradient!
Today's pictures:
From breakfast in Montreuil to a deserted towpath in Timperley

'Summer in the Alps' is taking a short break. 

To be continued. 


afootinthehills said...

Martin - re Europe, scenery and people. How sad that we have chosen to leave the EU. What must they think of us. Of course Scotland voted to remain but somewhat illogically, a proportion want to leave the UK. Odd thinking in my view!

Anyway, you’ve certainly had a super trip and must be feeling relaxed.

Phreerunner said...

Yes Gibson (sorry about the delay, I meant to reply earlier), Brexit is a pretty sad affair. Many of the Europeans we met on this trip felt like we did - closer to some of the people we meet from other parts of Europe than to some of our neighbours at home who have a completely different outlook. A lot of sympathy was expressed towards us (Brexit) and the Americans (Trump), but countries like Austria also have political issues that worry our friends over there.