Country driving

by cjj on October 28, 2010

Jon taking photo of distant view

One of the lookouts

The next day we decided to drive up over some nearby mountains to Sault. The road on the map looked like a large and then small intestine. It was a fantastic road, with hardly anyone else on it, and the views got better and better.
Just as we were about to enter the small intestine, there was a sign in the middle of the road saying ‘ROUTE BARREE’. We thought that maybe there was snow up there, but on our way down the hill some emergency type vehicles passed us going up. So maybe there was an avalange, fallen tree or accident.
Not paying any attention to the local news, we never found out. Maybe half an hour later we could have continued up over the mountian. Instead we went back to Malaucene and took a different road that went through the valley that we were just looking over.

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Shirley Peters October 28, 2010 at 11:59 am

Who is driving? Jon or you? And are you both OK with driving on the wrong side of the road?

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cjj November 1, 2010 at 5:06 am

Jon’s driving. I do a lot of leaning in to the middle of the car. I figure that is how you can tell other drivers who are new to right road side driving: their passengers are leaning over. It didn’t start off too well in Giverny, but has got a lot better. Not having any deadlines, and being able to drive slowly to start, on deserted country roads was the secret.

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Shirley Peters October 28, 2010 at 12:01 pm

I think what you have described has been on the Tour d’France route… small intestines… windy roads, I mean.

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