The Pyrénées

Weather wise, the next day was a day of all seasons as we drove south, leaving Bordeaux in 24° and heading towards Pau on the D929 and D173 to the Tunnel d’Aragnouet Bielas, which took us through the Pyrénées into Spain.  First we saw snow on distant mountains then we travelled through ski areas with melting snow along the roadside.  The temperature dropped as we climbed, plummeting to 9° at the mouth of the tunnel.  On the other side as we descended it was cloudy and murky, we stopped overnight in the foothills of the Pyrénées but we woke up to rain and temperature of 15°, not cold but miserable.  We did not want to linger long.



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