Residence Maeva L'Eyssina
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... 8211; Hiking Part 1
une balise – way-marker
- chercher la balise – to look for the way-marker: Je cherche la balise
un belvédère – viewpoint
- aller au belvédère – go to the viewpoint: Je vais au belvédère
une carte – map
- regarder la carte – ...
... can understand now why this site closes at the end of next week.
The tourist office gave us a map of the little villages in the mountains and suggested we toured them to see the chapels and churches. Catholics in the area, during the 15th century, to show their supremacy over Protestantism, and the ‘rightness’ of their religion, built many chapels dedicated to various saints and painted pictures on ...
... think Skoda vehicles in TDF with 50+ bikes and wheels on the roof and you get the picture).
Then a very tricky untimed descent from 1660m down to 490m over 15km, where I lose touch with everyone. Fuel up at the last aid station for the final section, which is another long, lonely uphill drag of about 600m over 25 km, before a final kick up to 1600m (+400) over the final 5km. This bit totally sucks, and I'm chewing on my ...
... the kids.People are very friendly and my French and hand gestures are getting me by thankfully but every now and then you come across someone not too helpful, but that is the same everywhere and at the moment we have some delightful Italians next to us who have just ridden up Cime de la Bonette as well and though don't speak English we seem to be sharing stories and their food and grappa.On the subject of food the boys will be glad to know that ...
... in Pra Loup and enjoy the el fresco entertainment in the village square. A French dance/aerobics teacher is leading a group of children through some pretty groovy moves to tunes like Love Shack. Lucy and Ben join in and have a blast. It is so cute to watch - I can't stop smiling. It's been a great day for smiling!
Strava stats are here http://www.strava.com/activities/772179 59