Enjoy the Journey

Follow our journey as we tour in our Hymie around Britain and Europe.

To Millau Viaduct and beyond…

After assessing the route options the night before, we decided it would be best if we took the shortest route through the centre of France. It is a lovely route that takes us from the coast up the hills and mountains then across Millau Viaduct.

Millau Viaduct

Millau Viaduct


Millau Viaduct

Millau Viaduct

On the way to Massiac, with 860 miles to go to the channel tunnel, while cruising down a hill, 5th gear went into neutral! We lost 5th gear! No! No! Nooooo! To add salt to injury, the heavens opened. It was a very slow drive and a very long day 😦 Any ideas of us making a U-turn to delay our journey back home, are not feasible anymore.

We had to stop and asses how to break-up our journey and find suitable stops to make the drive back easier. During a quick stop for fuel at Massiac, we looked up in the Aire book and found an Aire not far of the morotway. An easy drive would be very welcome right now. We could not afford to stretch Hymie to the limit.

5th gear

5th gear. “Dog teeth” have completely broken off the cog


2 comments on “To Millau Viaduct and beyond…

  1. Lesley McInnes

    Oh no I didn’t know you had trouble with the gearbox…nightmare!! x

  2. galitdixon

    It dampened our spirits, but were glad that it didn’t happen while on the way to Benidorm.

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This entry was posted on 17/09/2015 by in Europe 2015 and tagged .
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