Up before the sun (& the heat) we headed off to catch the ferry at Porto Torres for the seven hour trip across to Toulon, France.
Now, consider this, Iain is not a happy sailor, I didn’t share this before but he did hurl on the ferry across to Italy…when it was in port! So, you can imagine he was feeling a bit trepidatious about this trip. He did look surprisingly excited though!
It was actually a very smooth crossing. We have been super blessed with all of our crossings. What a great ship though. I was very impressed with the facilities and apart from being told to take my feet off the furniture (!) we had a good sail. I spent the time catching up with the blog and photos while Iain read. He is up to page 200 now, quite the achievement for him, he’s been reading it for seven weeks now!
Then he showed us to the room..and oh my, what a wonderful view 🙂
Brilliant riding! Starting on the north side of the Gorges, we followed the route des Gorges from Moustiers to Castellane.
We took the route de la Corniche Sublime down the south side of the canyon and were equally as thrilled by the roads and views as we had been heading up. As we came to the end, there were some absolutely stunning views of the lake again.
In fairness, they were, but it was tucked away in a side conference room and it was just the two of us in there as we watched the second half. So much for that atmosphere we were seeking! In the end it was probably good we were alone…what a disappointing end. We had to face the truth; it wasn’t coming home 🙁
It was lovely (and a relief) to see dad looking so much better than when we had left. Not perfect by any means but improved.
We spent a lovely couple of days with them again, just relaxing and sorting our things out ready to come back to England and start the four wheeled portion of the trip.
Follow our posts as we prepare for our 13 week tour of Europe that starts in May 2018!