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A funny thing happened on the way to lunch ....
publication date: Aug 27, 2015
author/source: Maxine Ashford
Now you do see some strange things these days on launch events, but nothing prepared us for what lurked around a hairpin bend in The Pyrenees.
We slowed the rather lovely Jaguar XF to approach a hairpin bend on a route that is used by cyclists on the Tour De France but as we turned there was a giant vulture sat right in our path. It stood at least two-and-a-half feet high and my first thoughts - don’t ask me why - was “Oh it’s a set of golf clubs! Specsavers beckons.
As we edged slowly closer it moved gracefully and rather casually across to the wall at the side of the road.
I suggested, to no avail, that my co-driver David Miles stand next to it so we could get a sense of scale, but he seemed unwilling and eventually he flew away, the bird that is.
But not before I managed to capture him on my trusty phone.
It seems the bend is known for vultures, although not many people see them as close up as we did.
All I can add is – it’s little wonder those cyclists go so fast.