Friday, 26 September 2014

Millau Viaduct

Okay so its a man thing but I've always wanted to see the Millau Viaduct
We made a small detour to take it in but were concerned that the mist would spoil the day

We pass the tolls used to tax the bridge users and head for the visitor centre

This was an hour after we arrived as we could see nothing in the early morning mist and chose to chill and have coffee

Back in the car park its the Morgan Owners Club weekend thrash

A real treat for us to see so many

Chaos as they depart however as no one seems to have a script

The mist begins to clear and we climb up to the viewing terrace passing some of Nature's works of art

The mist begins to clear thankfully

Some French guy lends me his camera to take him and his wife together
Some serious lens here!

Back to the visitor centre for a mince round

Int' learning brill!

La Canourgue

Time now to head north slowly towards Germany and we discover a lovely town called La Canourgue

View over the town from the Virgin Mary statue high above

Look closely..

Yes you did scare us mon petit chien...

This is an inconvenience for the mutts on the aire as they were all geared up for an 'all nighter'

Inside the beautiful church in the old sector

Alas the shop was shut and we desperately needed new brake pads for Nina's bike

Under the bridge lies a t**ll, lol

Deep joy ensues as we find a Laverie and the next few hours are spent doing the washing and drinking wine at the local bar up the road

Public weighbridge now disused

Our initial refreshment prior to the wash house discovery...

Strangely enough we watch 'Saving Mr Banks' a few days later in which Mary makes another appearance

It sort of goes downhill from here as Nina takes this shot of Muggins whilst supping wine at the bar, bought for her by the group of newly arrived bikers. There was one for me on my return I'm glad to report
Cheers guys!