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We left Navarrenx very leisurely as knew it would not be too long a walk today. It ended up being 19 kms - you never know, the Le Puy GR book said only 15 kms but it lied! We are just before the village of Aroue, in a Gite farm. A beautiful place, all newly fitted out, but this time we have communal showers, toilets - all very perfect, but ...
... was the most famous product of the Basque area, to be told, very nicely, that this was Béarn and it was quite different from Basque! They are all so proud of their cheeses, hams, wines etc. We do have to be careful from now on however, as the Basque names for places is completely different from the French ones, and we must look for signs if they aren't bilingual! Each day is so different and so ...
... we were just walking into Maslacq (and again enough to really need protection, even if only for 5 minutes till we got to the hotel). We arrived before 11 am!!!! So didn't expect our room to be ready, or our bags to have arrived, but as we were all wet we went in and they were SO nice. Quickly finished our room, our bags HAD arrived and when Amr asked about laundry services, they said they don't have any, but ...
... lovely that for a while we kidded ourselves that we just might miss it - the clouds were gathering and looking quite lovely, but we hoped they may not intensify right over us! And they didn't for a long time. We could see that it must be pouring in one direction and hoped it would stay there. But our luck ran out at a little town - Castillon - about 4 kms before Arthez de Béarn - and for the last hour we had ...
... where it is all walking streets. We had a fantastic evening with them and their friends, champagne, homemade pizza, a delicious meal, wine from Ananise's fathers vineyard - it was exceptional, oh and of course CHEESE - the best of France from THEIR region!!!! Francois & Ananise are coming to New Zealand in December for 3 weeks so I was able to advise them on some great things to do and hopefully they will come to the Hawkes Bay and visit us. Another late night!!