La Bastide de Tourtour
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After leaving La Spezia and arriving at the French border there were a lot of tunnels, more tunnels than road. I suppose that's why the toll for the road came to 38 Euro! But it would have been a long way round to avoid the etoll roads. Once in France we stopped at Monaco to have a look. It's quite a steep windy drive down into the town and not a lot of ...
... with minimal difficulty and met our friendly group of B.C. cyclists for wine and dinner. So much for Day 1.
Day 2 riding up from Nice was definitely up but absolutely gorgeous. Vense is a wonderful stone town full of tiny streets and old buildings. A quick stop for coffee and a bunch of pictures and then on for more vertical. Grasse was our lunch spot and we took some time to look around the town with its beautiful vistas down the mountains to the Mediterranean. ...
... the names the girls have for us so that we don’t forget as these will no doubt change. Lily likes to call Jess 'Mamog’ and me ‘Paps’ while Ruby goes with ‘Mama’ and ‘Papa’. Tate has picked up the ‘Paps’ and Leggy has picked up the ‘Mama’. Jess also has a few choice names for me sometimes but as this is a family blog it’s probably best I don’t repeat ...
... with small shops which you could easily spend a few hours perusing.
After negotiating the tourist buses and tourists who can't decide which side of the road they want to walk on, we left Moustiers and hit the road back to Aiugines.
We swapped the cycling gear for bathers and hit the road in our Citreon Jumpy and headed down to the lake for a swim. The water was quite refreshing although not as cold as the ice bath from the other ...
... us to be first in the pool at the next hotel.
The first climb started before we reached city limits, and the group spread out. Tom, Dave C, myself, Tim and Carole were together after the first 5 or 6 km; we carried on climbing and Tom, Dave C and I were cycling on our own. The climb and the increasing warmth of the day allayed any fear of cold or rain for a while. (Did I mention the overcast skies were the first clouds we had seen in about ...