Easter 2018: un ciel gris

I arrived here yesterday, after a journey made ‘more interesting’ by the current SNCF strikes: no trains were running, so I spent seven hours on roads rather than under four hours by rail. But at least I got home in the day.

2018 has, apparently, been one of the gloomiest in France for some time, with this area getting something like 30% less sunshine than normal. The week’s weather certainly looks mixed, and today is a mixture of grey skies and rain.

Today’s ride is a standard gentle one, up the Quint Valley, over Col de la Croix, down the Gervanne, and back up the Drôme. I’m typing this sitting in a bus shelter while a shower passes…



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