Travel Blogs from Luchon
... busy, not realising that actually she was in labour. She decided the have a bath in her landlord’s apartment to soothe the backache only to realise that she needed to push. When I arrived she had managed to get out of the bath, get dressed and was on all fours screaming the place down. No time to get her to hospital. So time for towels, a call for Lucie’s dad to collect her and dog and Stefan to have them while waiting. Then an emergency services call, while I tried to ...
... a coffee in Luz and caught up with two American girls who were riding the local climbs as well. We chatted all things cycling and other stuff for over an hour whilst enjoying our coffee. One of the girls was a former US cycling team member and she knew her stuff.
Our arvo was only broken by a snap storm which had everyone running for the cars. Quickly throw the bike and cycle gear in and ...
... I wish the bloody thing would go away"! We now found ourselves crossing some patches of woodland and decided we would have lunch sitting on a log which had fallen across the track. (It is a regular occurence in forested areas to have to negotiate fallen trees, it is rare to see any sort of track maintenance). We had bought 2 picnics that morning, which the French call a pique nique, and shared one of them. As rain was threatening we ...
... itself is in an open spot on the mountainside. Tomorrow we will have to descend all the way down to the river below before beginning our climb. But more about that tomorrow... The gite here is situated in a tiny little "hamlet" and dinner is not served until 8 PM, so we will probably starve to death before then! Kathy and Hans Stats: Distance 10.3 km Total ascent: 350 meters Total descent: 1380 meters Hans and ...
After a short car transfer to Labach des Melles along a very narrow mountain road we followed a small road which ascended gradually upwards. Passing farming country where they had recently made hay we made our way upwards and entered the forest. After ascending for another hour or so we reached the tree line and stopped to slap on some sunscreen and have a drink. Just as well that we did because the track almost immediately became rougher and much steeper. We climbed a ...
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