Alpine Oranges

No 14 has turned West and crossed the Alps to straighten up for his run in northwards to England & Cumbria……maybe…

En route !4 passed over the small mountain town of Ivrea, home of the ‘Battle of the Oranges’. This strange custom involves importing thousands of kilos of oranges from the lowlands. The townsfolk then divide into 9 teams and on the days before Shrove Tuesday commence battle, commemorating the decapitation of a 12 century tyrant by a plucky village maid.  Of more interest to 14 than fruit would probably be the fish in nearby Lake Sirio, before his flight over the Alps.


This morning he was near to lake Aiguebelette west of Chambery in France .