Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Pau overnight

Up early for our travels home. We left Villa Martin Spain at 7am with a temperature of 12c.
Every kind of weather was thrown at us as we travelled towards France, howling winds that rocked the car, flurries of snow and rain and some weak sunshine. Temperature dropped to .5c at one point,  burr!
We had hoped to travel over the Pyrenees but the snow was so bad we needed snow chains, so had to take the tunnel instead.
The Somport tunnel that joins Spain to France is 5.3 miles long and at an elevation of 1632miles.
The scenery on the French side was spectacular, lots and lots of snow,  but the road had been kept clear, we passed a snow plough moving the snow aside. Many waterfalls poured into the river of glacier water. I always love the colour of these rivers, so strange.
A stop for lunch in Zaragoza at KFC and then onward to Pau and the
Appart'Hotel Victoria Garden Pau, our first night stop back in France.
We are on the sixth floor and have a view across town.
Including seeing about a dozen parachutes tumble out of a plane 
that seemed to be the same height as us!

The apartment which cost less than £50 for the night is great
With a small kitchen hot plate and microwave, table and chairs etc..

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