Tavascan to Luchon

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After a nice breakfast, we left for the day at 9:00 a.m.  The forecast was for 60% chance of rain, but the forecast was wrong, and we completed the 70 miles by mid afternoon.  We started off with smooth, flat roads through several small villages and then came the CLIMB!  The Port de la Bonaigua presented a new challenge.  As we went higher, it became colder and colder. Jackets and leg warmers were pulled out of the van.  Then came the clouds.  When we reached the top, if the car wouldn’t have had the lights on, it would have been difficult to see it.  Ham and cheese sandwiches and peanut butter and jelly, along with a can of coke were on the lunch menu today, as it has been every day.  We had to be very careful on the descent, but were excited that we had reached the highest elevation of our trip to date, 6500 feet.  Then on to, up and over, the Col de Portillon which brought us into Luchon, France.  The heavily armed French Military Police were at the top of the climb checking on visitors going from Spain to France .



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