Archive for vacations

Monte Sant’eliseo

Posted in Kids, Mountains, pictures, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 27, 2021 by xi'an

calanches de Piana [jatp]

Posted in Statistics with tags , , , , , , , on August 19, 2021 by xi'an

culori di Bastia [jatp]

Posted in pictures, Travel with tags , , , , , , , on August 14, 2021 by xi'an

hasty changes of plan (and of hemisphere)

Posted in Books, Mountains, pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2021 by xi'an

As we [the entire family] were about to leave for La Réunion for a two-week vacation, the local authorities decided to start a severe lockdown over the whole island. Which makes sense given the large number of cases and the low proportion of vaccinated inhabitants that led to the saturation of the health system, to the point of flying patients to Paris for treatment. And which would have meant [for us] being stuck in our Airbnb except for sport activities on the nearest beach, but with no chance of trail running or hiking to the local tops or into the magnificent calderas. (Besides being rather unethical by putting local non-vaccinated people at risk.) Hence we cancelled the trip at the last minute (with great service from Air France and a full loss with Airbnb.) After first considering Iceland, which sounded fully booked, we then switched to a trip to Corsica, where surprisingly there were still available plane seats and cars to rent at the airport. And less surprisingly hardly any place to rent! After a whole morning of failed attempts, we eventually secured two rental places, the first one turning out to be quite nice. Last time I visited the island there was in the summer of 1980, where I hitch-hiked from Normandy to join high school friends for a month of camping, snorkeling, and wind-surfing! (And not much progress in reading Kant’s Critique I had taken as my beach book!)

the 3 X loop

Posted in Mountains, pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 6, 2021 by xi'an