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Today is my last day as a registered doctor in Australia. Tomorrow I retire officially. Mixed feelings, obviously but the right decision, definitely. Drove on to Lourdes. This was where the Virgin Mary appeared to St Bernadette 16 or 18 times in 1858. We were pleasantly surprised to find the religious site not crowded and no trouble to look at everything, as all the basilicas and the Grotto etc were in a Sanctuary that was free ...
... beautiful. Great walks are available, of the short, and long variety. Well worth the money spend on ibuprofen and panadol.
However nothing, I repeat nothing, is perfect. There is cow and horse **** everywhere, and let’s not forget the sheep’s contribution! The last Pyrenees bear was shot some time ago by a deranged farmer claiming self defense. But the parks in France do offer more than their
counterparts in Britain.
... br> it is the worst summer for 50 years. The wheat harvest is so bad that they will
have to buy in supplies to keep the French in baguettes and the olive harvest
in both Spain and Italy is poor so the price of olive oil will go up. Fruit
harvests seem late too and I have just read that the honey production in the
Lot and Garonne is a catastrophe. September, however, has arrived with sun and
heat to a back drop of foliage beginning to ...
... for the time it will take me to get to the top. There are support stations at 6km and 11km but I doubt anyone will be stopping at these.
The road rises gently at first, beautifully paved courtesy of the Tour de France. The river is on the left with much evidence of a huge flood that came down causing extensive damage about two years ago. There are increasing glimpses of sunshine above but the temperature is perfect at the moment. The road steepens through the small ...
... feet but I made it . . . just. I feel the elements and my fatiguing body probably didn't make it the prayerful experience for which I was hoping - oh well!
It was necessary to extract nearly one hundred tonnes of marble from the mountains of Carrara to create this Way of the Cross in 17 stations. Work was undertaken by sculptor Maria de Faykod. It was financed by pilgrims from around the world. It is a stunning piece of ...