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...


Marston Magna said...

Please say a prayer for me at the grotto.

Many thanks

Fr Philip

Mulier Fortis said...

Will do so Father. God bless

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