Roads we drove and loved

We’ve been home three weeks and are no nearer sorting out our photos… However I have gone through and picked out a number which illustrate the kinds of roads we drove on – some great, some scenic, some not entirely suitable for Gertie… Many of these photos were taken through the windscreen as we drove along, so they should give you a good impression of what life on the road was like. Sigh. I miss it.

road1
Driving along the Promenade des Anglais, Nice
road2
Monaco. Mostly you drive through a tunnel but we did pop out of it for a little while.
road3
Approaching Positano on the Amalfi Coast. We weren’t allowed to go much further in a campervan.
road4
Vesuvius!
road5
On Sicily, the motorways go through a lot of badly lit tunnels
road7
The Apennine  mountains in Abruzzo 
road8
Somewhere in Croatia
road9
A tight fit. This bridge was in a campsite that was on both sides of a river, in northern Italy
road10
Passo di Gavia. This was one of the better sections. In other sections there was a sheer drop on one side and no room to pass. other vehicles. I still have nightmares about this one!
road11
Much better on the way down the other side.
road13
Gorgeous mountain passes
road15
We drove round an awful lot of these. 
road16
We weren’t the biggest vehicle using these roads!
road17
In the Gorge du Tarn in France. We spent the night here. Above that wall on the right is the other lane of the road, see next photo…
road18
Gorge du Tarn. At 3m high we have to watch Gertie doesn’t bump her head…
road19
An easier road to drive. Approaching the Viaduc du Millau
road20
Not a tunnel, this is actually a natural cave that the road goes through. 
road21
PANIC! WHAT ON EARTH IS THAT WATER DOING ON THE WINDSCREEN? We forgot what rain was after several months of glorious sunshine.
road22
My regular view while we were driving.
road23
Pyrenees. See that little arch? We’ve got to fit through that…
road24
Ah, it’s bigger when you get nearer. 
road25
Driving in Portugal was sometimes like this. And yes, we were on the main road through this small town. There was no bypass.
road26
In the Portuguese Penedes-Geres national park, approaching the border with Spain. The road became progressively narrower as if they didn’t want you to go that way.
road27
Across the border into Spain, and the road was much better
road28
I think this photo was trying to capture those horreos (grain stores on stilts typical of north-west Spain) but mostly managed to capture the cracked windscreen we drove around with for the last 6 weeks of the trip.
road30
In the Picos de Europa. Lots of stunning drives there!
road29
Gertie has travelled some amazing roads and spent the night in some stunning locations
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s