St Gervais thermal park has a lovely river running through with quite a few resident Dippers. I went down today with the intention of getting shots of them under the water but only managed to get them above. Still, at least I can look forward to going back and trying again!

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A balade in the Bauges

Last weekend we had a lovely stroll up Mont Colombier in the Bauges Massif near Chambery. We couldn’t have asked for better weather.

The dog that isn’t Bruno is a Maremmano; he lives up on the hill to look after the herd of Goats. He spotted us from miles away and erupted in to a frenzy of barking. The closer we got, the calmer he got and as we passed him he was only too happy to let us walk by – clearly our names were on his guest list after all!

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Bauges Bruno

Maremma Sheepdag

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