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But it’s all an experience, doing car repairs en français. I’m amazed really, that at half past four on a Friday afternoon a) anyone is up for doing any work, and b) they can whip the wheel off, and the tyre, and fix a puncture, all within about 15 minutes.
Bar Gritty, opposite station, 2.30pm
I have just driven through the Fréjus tunnel from Modane, France to Bardonecchia, Italy. Coming out of the tunnel and seeing the buildings you are in no doubt that you're in a different country. I'm not sure what it is – the size of them, the style of roofs, or the windows – but they’re definitely different from French. I guess with the mountains ...
... leads me to two possibilities – my feet smell really bad or someone has urinated. Yuck.
There’s a great big display case by the tills in here, with different Opinel knives contained within. There’s an Opinel museum in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne. You can tell that this handy pocket knife is a much-loved icon of the area. ...
... I could not reach the top on a bike I had borrowed for the afternoon. I was only a couple of miles short but the muscles in my legs had run out of capacity, shall we say. So I’ve come for a recce before I attempt the same ride this week. ...
Hotel St Georges, 10pm
Today I have been pretty much entirely driving my car. From 8.30am to 6pm with a few quick stops.
There appear to be a few positive side effects of paying tolls to use the motorways in France. Such as there is less traffic, and I guess, consequently the traffic flows more smoothly and faster. And lots of service areas to stop and use a toilet or get some air before you drop ...