Life after work and the trips of a lifetime

"We are judged by what we finish, not by what we start." - Anonymous

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, your body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, "Woo hoo! What a ride!..attributed in this form to either Maxine Cartoon or anon

Friday, June 18, 2010

The Dolomiti and especially the Passo del Stelvio

Well we’ve finally had everything….sun, sea,hills mountains, villages, towns, great name it…

We’ve also had all, humid, warm, cold with rain, thunderstorms, hail and finally sleet and snow!

A coupla days ago we sat in our tents while outside raged THE most scary storm about a son e lumiere show and the wind… was just as well we were in our tents..else they might have flown away. 

That was our introduction to the Dolomites and we’ve not really been dry since.

So today was Stelvio day..a hard day in anyone’s language but we just chose a day when the word hard just doesn’t go far enough:

650  and yes that’s snow!647 649

these guys have chipped the snow off their saddles and are about to go on down…some of us opted not to!  I managed to get to the top but was distraught with cold when I arrived..I guess I don’t DO cold very well.

Anyhow the T shirt!  Only 1 day’s ride left…sooooo sad.

1 comment:

  1. That's HardCore!!! chapeau for surviving the cold and snow!