Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Bagnères-de-Luchon -- Saint-Mamet -- D-618A -- N-230 (French/Spanish border) -- Es Bordes -- Aubert -- Vielha e Mijaran -- Vilaller -- Pont de Suert -- Sopera -- Tolva -- Benabarre -- Lleida -- A-2/N-II -- AP-2 -- Zaragoza
Forget stylish stone bridges and medieval villages, today's post is about asphalt and junk food and complaints about the cruel weather gods, among other things.
It had rained all night. As we were fastening the cases onto the motorbike outside the hotel, we checked repeatedly the skies hoping they would clear up, but it seemed that the same dark clouds we saw yesterday had settled over the mountains for good. There was no way we could go east as planned. Goodbye to Luz-le-Sauveur, Aramits and Col de la Pierre Saint-Martin. It was time to resign ourselves to changing completely our itinerary. So we wound up driving south in order to cross the nearest moutain pass and reach Spain.
|Who wants to drive through this?|
|A more than welcomed tea and coffee break in Pont de Suert…|
|Fast and cheap. Our saddest excuse for food and beverage in Lleida...|
Speaking of motorbike, did I mention earlier our tyres needed to be changed? Well, reaching downtown Zaragoza solved the problem miraculously. Like snap, we found the BMW garage we were looking for. It was now time to have a drink and meal and wifi connection.
|You mean tuna-filled pickle cucumber?|
Following next :
Day 5 - Zaragoza/Madrid