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... which turned out to be the ski village just 4.5 km from the top. So La Mongie it was for the evening. The next day Phillip got his bike out and rode down to the bottom of the Col de Tourmalet and back up. He enjoyed the ride and said it was actually easier than the one he tackled a few days earlier. I skipped the stage and enjoyed some mountain scenery instead. I wasn't feeling the best after being bitten by a March Fly a day earlier. Gee the French have some awful insects ...
... time, so we stopped and went over and watched the mechanics cleaning all the bikes and the chefs have their own trucks and were cooking for the riders as well.
Then we had tea and headed back to Pouzolles because Mum had booked the hotel in Sainte Maxime for the wrong year!!!!
We got home at 11.30pm.
We all went straight to bed without unpacking the car.
We sat for hours waiting for them to arrive in the heat. Finally they came. About 10 minutes before they got to the finish line you could hear the helicopters then see them above us. The police were everywhere and so were the photographers and other media.
As we were leaving we spotted McDonalds and decided to stop and eat here. Across the road we spotted Saxo Bank and another teams cars, buses, bikes, ...
... an ex-bikergirl picked us up and brought us to a lake so we could swim after all. After an hour we decided to go further. Some cars later, a women picked us up and brought us to a community in the mountains were we could spend the night. It was very cosy, we could use her kitchen and sit and eat outside. When we were ready for the night, we didn't know every half an hour an enormous bell ...
Day 36 Heading North we travelled through Gorges du Verdon which is a 25km long and 700 meter deep river canyon, regarded as Europe's most beautiful canyon. Travelling from the South along the left bank we stopped several times for photo opportunities. Continuing North West we reached the small commune of Moustiers-Saint-Marie. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moustie rs-Sainte-Marie For centuries this has been the centre of ...