Travel Blogs from Pontarlier
Tuesday 10th June 2014
The weather is hot and forecast is "iffy" for Jean (John's sister) and Margaret (our friend from Littlethorpe) who arrive later today.
We did some tidying up and gave ST a good wash down as the wind and rain had brought all the bits and pieces off the local trees. The temperature kept rising and it was getting very warm and close showing signs of a thunderstorm on the way!
... river and went for a cooling swim. It was OK, but it was rocky underfoot and grateful he had swimming shoes with him. When he got back to ST although having a cool swim, he was hot again within minutes.
In the evening we sat outside for as long as we could including a Skype chat with our friend Di.. A thunderstorm was approaching with lightning across the skies so we had to go in a shut everything up. Fortunately it did not go on too ...
... did before.
We completed the jobs about 3.30 by which time it was very very hot. At one point John went and sat on the bathing platform with his legs in the water but he started to fall asleep and did not want a rude awaking.
We had a great conversation with Isi’s clan who were all together at Steve’s house and we had a chat with John’s sister Eileen and husband Simon who hope be able to join us later in the year, all being well. Skype ...
... used as a post office. We saw a statue of a man looking down the end of a hosepipe, Albert Maxime Kohler who was Lord Mayor and a highly respected man, but we have not found out the connection with the hosepipe! We kept seeing the name Victor Hugo and we both knew the name but at the time could not think why. He was born in Besancon and was a writer and playwright. He wrote Les Miserable and The Hunchback of Notre dame amongst others. He was a great ...
... amp; John. Scottish rocket fuel. If you need to walk for 15 miles on 2 bites of something you really can't get much better.
In Pontarliar I came across a Decathlon and was able to replace my map case. So far my only equipment failure. Seeing as autumn has arrived here with a vengeance it was vital. Astounding how quickly photocopied maps turn to mush with a few drops of rain if not safely in a case.
Seeing as ...
- Free parking