September 11, 2014

Tallard to Barcelonnette

Arrived in St. Pons, just outside Barcelonnette fairly early this afternoon, and intend to do nothing but sit in the sun for the rest of the day. Well, maybe a little walk.



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

Pedal Dancer

Sarah, on bike tour now in Germany

Tootlepedal's Blog

Vicious Cycle, known to most of my readers as Gerry 

Here are a few photos taken during my ride from Tallard:





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11 comments:

  1. Thanks for the link, Suze! You're again in an area I know well (and would like to know better). The Ubaye is lovely and the cycling will be...choose your epic word ;-)

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  2. This is so fun, every day I plug your start and finish into google map and try to guess the roads you took, or will take. Beautiful scenery on your journey today. Don't feel like you need to rush to Nice, I don't want this adventure to end. Also thank you for sharing my blog, nice surprise.

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    1. Hi Karen,

      Thanks! I imagine you know some of the roads personally! I don't rush, and had a great, ummm, pretty good, climb up,Bonnette today. Be well, happy pedalling!

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  3. I am humming the theme to Big Country as I look at your pictures. (Be doo bah doo be do be do bah doo) It looks as though there will be plenty of hills for you to rush up in every direction. Good luck with that but please stop long enough to take some more photographs.

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    1. Ummm...you are talking to the most popular culture deprived peron you will ever meet, so I have no idea of Big Country. But I assure you, I rush nowhere, rushing is not in my gene pool. And evenbwith my damaged camera, I will continue to try to make images good enough to ask you to look at!!

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  4. Sarah here again - the blueness of sky and dryness of terrain is making me envious. And those peaks are purty too. Enjoy!

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    1. Just had dinner with 4 people staying here. Two were Germans who cycle, who repeated what I have heard before ... the weather is so much dryer and stable here than in their region of northern German. I remember being soggy in the Pyrenees and thinking the same thing, when I read Gerry's posts.

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  5. Hi Susan, Ned here; finally caught up to you. Great photos. Looks like so much fun!

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    1. Hi Ned, Good to hear from you ... and you would love the climbing here. The Alps are magnificent!

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    2. Wow! The mountains in the 5th pic are awesome; they look like the Dolomites!

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