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Travel Blogs from Bagneres-de-Bigorre
... Pas de Barane, Chemin de Couchat. She is full term, 38 years old and it’s her second.
Operator: Hold the line I want you to speak to a doctor.
Doctor: Good evening. Have her waters broken?
Doctor: Oh she has ages yet. Get her undressed and on the bed.
Me: Er no. She cannot move as the contractions are every 2 minutes.
Doctor: Can I speak to Madame Didier?
I had the phone to Jayne
... go leaving all the climbs behind and getting ready to set off for Paris.
So here we are in our Paris apartment in the first arrondissement, a stone's throw from the Louvre.
Tomorrow we will find a place to watch the finish of the TDF and the womens race in the arvo Beforehand we will wander the streets for a bit and decide on what are our must sees.
Today was to be the tourist day, we all had our usual breakfast courtesy of Jean Jaques and Merete. We then walked about 3 klms to Lourdes to have a look around. Lourdes is very intriguing in the 1850s a young girl was at a local cave and she saw Virgin Mary. She was told to dig for water, she then saw her a further 17 times. So from that the tourist town of Lourdes was built. There are 15,000 people living in Lourdes, at its peak it had 680 hotels the most of any city outside Paris. ...
After a coffee and croissant at our favorite Boulangerie in Argeles Gasost it was a 6km hike to our corner just above the first village of the Hautacam climb. It turned out to be a great spot with a mountain stream to fill our bidons, shade and a number of Aussies there.
Most of the time was spent people watching with riders and walkers kitted in their team/country colours marching up ...
Today is another big day for the Tour de France. The riders make their way up the Col du Tourmelet, then onto the hautacam. We woke early once again, breakfast with Jean Jacques. Then rode from our accommodation to Lourdes. We then joined the bike track, which was once a railway line, so the gradients are great. Seems bizarre to ride flat roads again compared to all ...