First few days

(by Emily) Having left in a state of organised chaos and nearly missing our Eurotunnel train, we then had a fantastically smooth first few days riding down through France; beautiful weather; courteous road users; great camp sites. The perfect start for me as a novice rider and great for Matthew, who had taken some time off work to join us on our first leg.

Heading towards the Alps, I was slightly apprehensive about tackling the passes, having been pillion over the world famous¬†Stelvio Pass last summer and thinking ‘there’s no way I could ever do this myself’… Luckily for me, most of them were closed so we had to go by way of the Gotthard tunnel. However, this was not before hitting the Juan Pass – hairpintastic!!! Am certainly¬†experiencing a steep learning curve…

One Response to “First few days”

  1. Mamma says:

    Watching my little Em disappearing over the brow of Kettlewell Hill was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.
    James, ringing from casa di Jackson, said she was awesome – what a difference 900 miles can make – tackling hairpins like a veteran.

Leave a Reply