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We are both so tired from our days exploits. The Viaduct is incredible to look upon. It is an engineering marvel and once the sign off for the project occurred took relatively little time to be constructed. However it was over thirty years in the planning, design and construction prior to being completed. We got to drive over it and now I can say I have been there done ...
... us forget the pain! The quietness of the 'Granny Smith green' forest, along with the
soft-under-foot fallen leaves, the trilling creek and the sublime bark of the
elm trees begged for silence for a couple of hours. Just glorious!
Murat-sur-Vebre, Revel, Angles and onto Castres we
hiked. The countryside and conversation
were wonderful. However, Lyn’s sinus had
... a credit to modern design and engineering, as you really wouldn't know you were 270 metres above the Tarn Valley. There are shields on both sides to stop the winds buffeting the cars and trucks who travel on it every day.
Turning around, we decided it was so much fun we would do it again. I kept our camera's video recorder going as we crossed, so we can re-live it. The toll was 7.30 euros each way, but well worth it!
With a request to Mr ...
With a new vehicle, GPS and a fair bit of excitement, we ventured on to the motorway, heading south to Millau.
The motorways in France have a speed limit of 130kph, and we were soon on the two lane motorway, travelling smoothly. In some ways, it is much easier than the narrow streets of Bourges, where we had relied on "Ken" our friendly GPS guide to negotiate the many roundabouts and tiny sets of ...
... has really "sprung".
We reluctantly tore ourselves away from the mountains, headed off down the D978 and D678 towards Puy Mary, the southern most of the Auvergne's mountain peaks. This pass has not yet opened for the season so we head east to Saint Flour and the A75. 31 Euros in tolls later, we reached Millau and its' magnificent bridge - the longest and highest in the world.