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Getting up this morning was a bit rough after yesterday's adventure. The weather outside was hideous...still raining and cold and the clouds were coming in through the valley at just above the level of our hotel. It was only 6 degrees Celsius and it wasn't supposed to get warmer than 8 today. We went to the restaurant area for some breakfast and …
As we settled in for the evening last night a rain began to fall. By morning the rain had stopped and while there were some low clouds, it was similar to what we experienced in Albertville with a mix of sun and cloud. I went down for breakfast while Connie slept in a bit. Guess what I had? Ok, a hint...it rhymes with eat, peas, ed and aerial. After …
... br> As we headed through the Chartreuse massive towards Grenoble we got caught in a terrific hailstorm! So much for looking for sun.
After Grenoble we headed off into The mountains on the D85 - the Route Napoleon - the route Napoleon took in March ...
... did it, then built a village way up in the clouds.
On the winding road up to Roubion there has been a rockfall. The fixit guys are there with a small digger to clear the rubble. As I pull up the remaining loose rocks are cascading down the mountain, crashing onto the road and bouncing on down the steep valley side. There must be some workmen up above levering the loose stuff down.
We've left Lourmarin with some sorrow, but soon perked up when we got into the Alps. It's been a perfect day, the trees are turning Autumn colours and although it's 26 degrees there's snow on the high tops. Briancon has this amazing fort built to keep the Italians out many years ago. Tomorrow we go over the mountain to Italy toward ...