12-Jul-2004 -- After having visited 46N 6E I drove back to Annecy and
zigzagged again over various motorways through the Rhône, Drôme and Isère
Valleys in direction
Romans-sur-Isère, a very famous town in France for shoe industry.
Shortly before Romans-sur-Isère the motorway ends and becomes the National
Route N532 for a short leg.
I took the exit nr. 5 and after the toll station I saw the large roundabout
The roundabout, however, should not be entered, but bend to the left just in
front of the small sign showing the direction to the Hotel "Alpes Provence".
Then proceed a 100 metres ahea, where you will find a few parking slots in front
of a public garden and opposite to the "Valence Levage" lifting and crane
The point itself is easy to reach. It is just located in the
field you see there.
The view to North shows the access to the N532, the view to East a few trash containers, looking South
we see two gas stations ("Elf" and "Esso") and to the West there is the building of "Valence Levage".
Although the visit was successfull I had very bad luck on this point:
Before in Switzerland I had purchased a new digital camera. My good old Fuji
was already leaking everywhere and so I saw no other chance than to buy a
new one. Of course it is not as simple as my previous one, but extremely
difficult to handle. There are a lot of buttons and menues of which I do not
have the slightest clue, and I am not prepared to waste my time by reading
an instruction manual of several hundred pages in order just to make a
When I tried to make some pictures I took off my eyglasses to have a better
look in the viewfinder. Then the confluence dance began, and suddenly I
realized that I had lost my eyeglasses. Although searching thoroughly for a
while, there was no chance to recover them in this field.
So I had a solid problem. Blind as a mole I continued towards Soutwest until
the ancient Roman town
of Nîmes, where I intended to stay overnight and first thing to do the next
morning was to find some optician to fix me some new eyeglasses.