The sea of ice
I bought two calendars for 2015 and one of them is a 365 day desk calendar of France. I wanted to learn more about France because I've only been there once, and then just to Paris really, so this is my chance to learn more about the country from which ancestors on both sides of my family have come ... yep, I'm at least half frog :) The first day of the calendar had a picture of the Mer de Glace ... a glacier located on the northern slopes of the Mont Blanc massif, in the Alps. At 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) long and 200 metres (660 ft) deep, it is the longest glacier in France.
- Mont Blanc, Dôme du Goûter and Aiguille du Goûter
We did actually drive through the Alps on our one trip to Europe but we didn't stop to see any glaciers. Here's a not very good pic of me sitting on a wall - you can barely make out the Alps towering behind me ...
I plan to post now and then about any interesting future bits from the calendar :)