Our good friends Arthur and Michelle have been staying with us since last Friday. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t great over the weekend. We did go out for a walk on Sunday, but my pictures were so grey, I didn’t think they were worth publishing. However, yesterday the sun came out with avengeance, so we decided to go cross country skiing up to Les Haudères and back.
If you’ve never tried it, you should. ‘Traditional’ is relatively easy to do being, at its simplest, just a walk on skis. It can be a bit more complicated than that obviously and a good balance is required for any slightly downhill stretches, where you slide along in the grooves. The ‘Skating’ technique is very much more demanding, though those Olympians make it look far too easy!