Above are the views from my room and from the garden at L'Escale en Ubaye, where, when I arrived, my hostess had no memory of the reservation or of me. Happily she had a room and said she believed me. More happily from my point of view, since I am uneasy with relying on people believing me (and just what is that about?) I could immediately show her the email she sent me confirming. An odd start, but I think this will be a good base fo a few days. The room is large, clean,uncluttered and has a basic kitchen inside a large cupboard. So I can give all the eating out a rest for a few nights.
Here are some links to friends' (real and virtual) who have encouraged, informed, helped and supported my trip. I want to say thank you to each of them, and encourage any interested readers to visit them. Most, but not all, are cycling sites in one way or another.
Birds and Words
No Finish Line, known to most of my readers as Coach Rob
Sarah, on bike tour now in Germany
Vicious Cycle, known to most of my readers as Gerry
Here are a few photos taken during my ride from Tallard: