Kyriad Voiron Chartreuse
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This entry by Tom.
After breakfast at the hotel, which was the usual continental breakfast plus a hot tray of little sausages, crepes and eggs (but you wouldn't want to eat the eggs), we gathering at the van as planned at 8am--or at least we tried to. There were a bunch of first-morning stragglers dealing with bike issues, packing issues …
... So instead of beautiful countryside views, there was a pile of dirt and rubble. So onto plan B. A cheap ACSI campsite 10 km along the road. Far too many hairpins to count! But a fab place. The lake was beautiful and we were treated to the sight of many paragliders flying over us from one of europe's best launch sites for experts. Many were staying on the campsite and landed in front of us on the beach. Two days of wonderful sun with just a light ...
... where we wanted to be (had been given a walking tour map by our Canadian friends) but not where we were. The bus driver aimed to be helpful but couldn't read the map. Another girl who didn't live in the area stopped and tried to help (how often does that happen – when you ask someone, they have just arrived in town themselves or live in another place?)
So we went inside and asked at the ticket counter where the guy immediately marked the map and we were off and running. I ...
... 8221; Italians do the “double hug”, but the French actually give a real kiss! We used the public toilets which were quite the experience. They were simply a hole in the floor! On our way further north we passed by lavender fields, which were not in blossom yet. These fields produce honey. The rest of the trip over the mountain was almost scary looking down the sheer cliffs! We had one last stop at a town called ...
... dry field, but they still gathered in the corner where a water pipe turns the soil into mud. The second farm was a bit of a disappointment. We were shown some young chicks, and tasted asparagus and apricot juice. The next was a farm specialising in pogne, a bread with cranberries in it. The whole farm was open to wander and in some really old fashioned barns were sone cattle and local sheep. The sheep ...