Hotel Lac et Foret
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Distance: 69km Cumulative distance: 3531km Best Convenience: campsite at Isola with a restaurant! Riding conditions: good, mostly smooth Weather: cloudy, but good weather for climbing Elevation gain: 1650m There was a sense of doom as we got dressed this morning - did we jinx ourselves by buying Cime de La Bonette cycle jerseys before we've actually cycled the mountain? If we don't make it, will we have to ride back down to return the shirts... ? Today's ...
... waiting for us to see!
What a joy to feel and smell endless lavender and sunflowers side by side - miles and miles of them!
After a bit of "babyfoot" in a village and watched locals play petanque by a castle, we headed back to Esparron for dinner and a relaxing evening in the castle.
... for touring. But not today. We decided to take the Valfrejus tunnel that connects France and Italy on the road to Turin. A massive undertaking to produce a tunnel through the Alpes for a distance of 12 km. And a massive toll to use it - 40€. We simply looked at it as another experience which cost 20€ each. Puts it in the same class as a cable car ride. The toll way gives way to a choice of roads, one of which returned us to France ...
... or sunflowers. They were past their best but still looked impressive with their tall stems and massive flower heads. In full bloom they would have been spectacular.
We carried on for a short distance before turning around. In so doing I accelerated a little too hard, which resulted in evasive action being required. I turned the wheel hastily to avoid the oncoming lorry that appeared from nowhere. ...
Working as part of a team to build a shelter in an APARE volunteer workcamp, all the while enjoying the beautiful Lake St. Croix scenery, I should have felt incredibly relaxed on this last leg of my abroad tour. But I did not. I could only think of home.
For these last two weeks, fourteen of us volunteers woke up every morning to start working at 7 AM. Each day, two people stayed back at the base camp to cook both lunch and dinner for the rest of the group. ...