Life in a nutshell, 'cos it's better if you're nuts!

A collection of random thoughts, adventures, happenings and general goings on in the Gardner Family.
Back to Basecamp

Back to Basecamp

I went back to Basecamp to see if I could figure out how to use custom icons. It wasn’t so difficult.

Memory-Map

Memory-Map

There are a few things I don’t like about Garmin’s Basecamp, so I decided to dabble with MemoryMap.

Long Way Home

Long Way Home

Google said we had 870km of driving in front of us to reach Calais, and then another 180km in England.

Vizille

Vizille

A grand aristocratic country house which has been converted into a museum celebrating the Revolution.

Bastille

Bastille

You can’t beat a fortress on top of a mountain. That’s why they built them there. Grenoble’s one is great.

Grenoble

Grenoble

A relatively short day of driving from the Ardeche up to Grenoble, a city I grew fond of when I was younger.

Avignon

Avignon

Sur le Pont d’Avignon, l’on y danse, l’on y danse. Sur le Pont d’Avignon, l’on y danse tous en rond.

Chillin

Chillin

Whatta lotta notta lot. Every holiday has a day like this. This holiday had more than one.

Canoeing

Canoeing

Paddling down the Ardeche river on a beautiful sunny day, accompanied by lots of French people.

Salavas

Salavas

A small town in the Ardeche across from Vallon Pont d’Arc, where we stayed for most of a week.

Painful

Painful

French motorways on a Saturday in August. Why, oh why did we plan to change locations on a Saturday?

Cirque

Cirque

School geography had a lot of stuff about glaciation. The Pyrenees are ideal for a refresher field trip.