Travelled: 164 kilometres from Col d’Izoard to Guillaumes, both in France.
Visited: Embrun and the Route des Grandes Alps
Stayed: Guillaumes municipal aire, free. Usual services €2. N44.08825, E06.85286
Looking out the window before bedtime we see that several other motorhomes and campers have joined our little group on top of Col d’Izoard. Dark clouds are circling and the weather looks ominous. We get the first round of thunder and lightning around mid-night, then heavy rain. I hear the rain a couple of times through the night, but by morning the rain has stopped. In fact there is little evidence it rained at all.
Driving out of the gorge we try to find a parking spot in Guillestre without success. Our Rough Guide describes it glowingly but not perhaps not on a Saturday morning. The only spot we can find is well out of town so we drive on…to Embrun.