Wednesday, 27 May 2009
First Major Hiccough...!
Luckily I was the only one affected!
The brochure advertising the Pic du Jer funicular railway said that the attraction was fully wheelchair accessible. I thought that meant slopes or a lift... It didn't.
When the cable car arrived at the top of the mountain, I realised that I had to step down from the car onto some very steep, narrow steps... and the bannister was too far away for me to reach... It also looked over a sheer drop.
Meanwhile, a lady in a wheelchair was being loaded onto a stairlift. I asked if it was possible to use it, but was told that it was only for wheelchairs.
There was absolutely no way I could manage the steep stairs and so I just had to stay put until the car returned to the ground.
Not the most pleasant of experiences! On the plus side, at least I got to ride the "Petit Train" around Lourdes...