Residence Le Blanchot
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... hour traffic. Now, imagine doing this for 4:30 at a time except for stoping for refuelling or a coffee break. But instead of riding at 110km/h you are riding at 130/140 constantly overtaking column of trucks and being overtaken by those drivers in a hurry. Add a bit of rain to top it up and then you will understand why I get a bit tired at the end of the day.
I stopped for refuelling at a ...
... year Italy's farmers are growing Sweetcorn....lots of them. Very good but there were fields and fields of them. There wasnt a great deal going on, the only thing of note was the studied ignorance of the lady working behind the buffet counter, she was great, she made everyone wait and remained unflustered as the queues built up. Order a drink and she'd walk away from you, after you eventually got served she would consult ...
... out some clothes and hung them out on a clothesline in a super windy spot overlooking a glacier.
Dinner was a terrific risotto dish and pork in a cream sauce. Finally no cheese (were not in France anymore!). We sat across from an older British woman who was walking the whole hike by herself!
We had private room for oursleves which was a treat and we slept like the dead.
... tall Dutch guys (neither could stretch out in the bunk beds), an uncle and his nephew. The uncle was 72 and had just hiked from Amsterdam to Istanbul and had written a book about his adventures. We noted his email and plan to write him after the trip.
Before starting this trip we imagined that most of the other hikers would be very young and that we would stand out as the senior citizens on the trail. Actually though, there are lots of people, our age, ...
... holding her other arm. Both of us felt kind of emotional seeing that.
After about 7 hours total hiking we reached Refuge de Croix de Bonhomme. Although the setting was stunning, this would turn out to be our least favorite refuge of the whole trip. Hot showers were not available till 5 pm (get in line) and the hot water ran out about 20 minutes later. The meal was almost inedible, and when the dinning room ...