Hotel Le Mottaret
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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 ...
Leaving the refuge the next morning we passed a memorial to a half dozen US fliers who had died on the mountain nearby during WWII when their bomber crashed into the mountain. Some of their remains remained frozen in ice till the 1970's when they were returned to the US for burial.
A really steep uphill this morning that seemed to go on forever but was probably three and half ...
The next morning, the weather still being very good, we opted to take the high mountain trail to our next stop. And high it was, crossing a snow bank at one point on this sunny Sept 4th.
The hike down from the snowy pass was steep and rocky but our knees seem to be getting used to it. After a few hours, as we neared the bottom of the valley, a French boy, a farm hand, stopped us from taking a wrong turn and showed us a shortcut through a farm pasture that ...
... for a picnic and pictures at the pass. Our lunch was packed for us the night before: ham and cheese sandwich, apple, hard boiled egg, wedge of cheese and a candy bar.
At one point, about 10,000 feet elevation, on a very steep, rocky section of trail that we had trouble negotiating, we,saw a small group of hikers. One of them was totally blind, with a guide dog carefully leading her up the trail and a ...
... This is a blessing in disguise, since we have some time to rest our legs.
The hotel was ok, but in need of facelift. Dinner was mediocre - Polenta dish and alphabet soup (!) Met three guys from Scotland and talked about the upcomng vote for Scottish independence. Strolled around a very interesting outdoor art gallery.