St-Raphael, France to Genoa, Italy. 260km
22.05.2011 - 23.05.2011 30 °C
Left France and got to Italy around lunch time. Took the A8 toll road which is just tunnels and bridges for about 150km with mountains to the left and a drop to the blue sea on the right. The road was good and the weather hot, 35 degrees! Sweltering in our bike gear, still getting a red face through my helmet...is it from the sun or booze rash? I am not sure?
We just cruised into the first camp site up in the mountains about a 15 minute walk through the village to the beach, which is inbetween two harbours and there seems to be an airport on the sea as well. Very scenic and hot. Explored the area last night and found a COOP shop and stocked up on supplies, nice bottle of red, some german beers and olives, panacotta, pancetta ham and a baguette. The coffee here is cheap and very good. We enjoyed our snack in a shady park and then headed to bed.
Woke up this morning after a good sleep, the weather was not as cold at night so did not need to wrap up in base layers. Started the day with a coffee correcto, which is a shot of coffee with a shot grappa...what a way to start the day :-)
We plan to checkout some more of the town and get some 4 stroke oil for the bike and then laze near the sea. So far, so good.
This is the view from the harbour:
Here are some photos of the previous days that we didnt have time to upload...
Spanish turbo cabbage?!
Jennifer trying to make a human/cow millipede
Empty spanish mountain road
spanish omelette for breakfast
Empty Spanish mountain town
The bee that kept buzzing around in my helmet!
Great view in the Pyrennes