This summer i passed driving test, snowboarding at Cervinia and Les 2 Alpes, turned 18, had an awesome holiday, played some volleyball and brought my 1st set of wheels!
For my 18th the plan for the day was, snowboard, skate and party! we went to the 2 alpes to snowboard, the park and pipe was still in perfect shape for late July. On the way back from L2A is Crolles skate park and huge bowl one of my favourite places to skate, only got a short skate in as a thunder storm surrounded us, never skated with lighting before haha. Then party at The Drop Inn until late. All in all not a bad 18th.
The rest of the summer was spent hanging out at home in Courchevel, first time have done this for a long time, nice and relaxing and ensuring my knee / leg is back to full strength. Most of the time was mainly spent playing volleyball!!
At the end of August Me and Dave Matthews entered the Frappadingue which was 12.6km assault course through the woods with an obstacle every 400m was very fun and tiring! haha, going to get more of us to do it next year!
Look of relief, we made it to the end!!
here is an edit of the Frappadingue:
Straight after the frappadingue i went on a 3 week holiday with my parents in our campervan Forrest. First off we drove down to St Tropez on south coast of France, swam in some amazing waterfalls and spent a few days in a campsite with its own private beach at Port Grimaud.
Then we drove across to the west coast of France. On our way stopped at the coolest campsite, Belrepayre Airstream and retro trailer park in the foothills of the Pyrenees, was an awesome place the people who owned it were really nice and the old guy did pretty much everything and was the dj in the bar later on haha.
On the west coast we stayed in Capbreton at H2O holidays with Jim, Annie and Thatch at their cool surfhouse http://www.h2oholidays.com/
Real good fun week with these guys, rode some waves, good food, wine, bridge jumps, go-karting, oysters and my first trappiste! bottled beer at 9.5%! and skated at awesome bowl at Saint-Jean-de-Luz.
Next we headed down to Spain and in particular to Rioja for wine tasting! we visited a number of Bodegas (vineyards). The Marques de Riscals was an amazing place and really good wine! another we went to was Bodegas Vina Herminia, it looked closed until all a sudden someone just appeared from no where, we got a personal tour around the caves and then more wine tasting, even asked me if i was doing wine education as i knew what i was doing haha.
On our way back to France we stopped off in Andorra and visited a bar where they sold a few hundred different beers, was mental. Back in France we went to some amazing swimming places, gorges, rivers, waterfalls, lakes. We found some natural hot springs in the woods in middle of nowhere, just the hot spring creating a stream and then pools that people had made with rocks etc. hot natural bath so good.
an Amazing Summer! looking forward to the winter now!!! and travelling in my new van..