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... of Mysteries of the Rosary. Then we went down to the grotto, actual site of the apparitions. Folk lined up to touch the walls, worn smooth by millions of fingers; water trickling out of the rock; a statue of Mary and a huge candle holder. Then we looked at the candles, held in huge barrow-like structures. They burn hundreds of tonnes of wax every year. Next we saw folk lining up for their turn in the baths. You can be immersed ...
... over here, no camping grounds mean no camping. Unlike the land of milk and honey, there is no public land to camp on. Try camping in a car park or in the street and you will be moved on and fined.
The weather is one thing I can’t complain about (amazingly). It has been excellent since we arrived, but it will cool off somewhat by the time we retrace our tracks back to Britain in October to store the truck until 2015. But for the moment, while we head ...
Our time on the boat ended with a bang – literally. We had
just passed the department sign of the Haute Pyrenees when the heavens opened
and the Land Rover died. Stefan was pretty sure it was the fuel pump, but we
were stuck in the middle of nowhere, stuffed to the gunnels with things off the
boat with the dog perched precariously on the top. No worries I thought, my
comprehensive insurance covers me for recovery. It does, ...
... foie gras, pate and sausage, the owner looking a little perturbed - and with a gallic inflection - that access to his shop was blocked. Because in the middle of the square was a very large truck, one side of which was open to effect a stage, and from this descended a ramp into a corridor of portable railings and ‘Haute Route’ flags just like one sees in the Tour de France. Music was blaring from large loudspeakers set up at the edge of the stage and ...
... valleys, towns and Pyrenees were wonderful.
The best discoveries are made outside your comfort zone (and fitness zones too).
Now the bus dropped me up to Pic du Jer up but the drivers have a couple of hours off in the middle of the day which I hadn't considered so it was a long walk back to the Sanctuary area. I accidentally came upon my hotel with the Lourdes Waxworks a couple of doors further on. Now I am not the ...