Ford Cluses to Chamonix

First job today was our appointment with the Ford garage to get the brakes sorted. We spent the morning in the garage waiting for the brake sensor to be fixed.

After waiting all morning at 12 all garages close for 2 hours, so we went for a wander into town and to find someplace to eat. We had not realised how close we were to the centre of Cluses.

Lesley outside the mairie in Cluses

Eventually they told us that although they had changed the brake pedal sensor they’d ordered in 10 days before, there was another issue… but this time they were certain it was with the ABS unit itself and guess what, a replacement would have to be ordered from Ford Germany. So with no other choice we left agreeing to come back in another 10 days.

Where to now then? A new plan was quickly hatched to change the order of visiting some more ski resorts. So the aire at Vaujany we had heard of from Winterized was swapped with Montgenèvre. However as soon as we left, Charlie started making the most strange sounds, we eventually worked out that our waste water had probably frozen whilst it had stood for a week in Les Gets and must have defrosted whilst in the garage. So before leaving Cluses we went back to the aire drained the waste water and topped up with LPG at a Total petrol station then headed for Chamonix and the Le Deux Glaciers camp site.

Le Deux Glaciers camp site, Christmas card perfect setting for a winter camp site

Because of a really tight up hill corner we had to put the snow chains on to reach our pitch (we’re getting good at this) and we were soon tucked up warm and cosy.

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