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Travel Blogs from Benasque
It has been very hard getting back into valley life, not least because of the change in weather and the very definite slide into autumn, although it is 30 degrees at the moment! Nevertheless we have been flat out yet again after the wonderful rest and holiday on the boat. The second phase of chalet improvements has started with Stefan completing the woodshed extension, getting the log splitter up and running and starting the wood collection. I managed to get ...
James' blog after stage 2
Well Stacie has left for her usual early morning ride but now I have to keep getting up to make a decent coffee for her. We have teamed up with Rob, his partner Amy and son Jake from England for this race. Rob did the first and we actually met him through another rider but didn't realise that Amy was going to drive this trip.The roads have been easier so far, but yesterday we had to drive 100 kms of the course (missed the last climb) - usually ...
I felt much better today after a day of
rest, recharged and ready for the final days of our trip. We left a little
later than planned today as Ruben had a bag of food hanging from his window to
keep cool overnight; he forgot to hold the bag when opening his third floor
window… you can imagine what happened next. A little cleaning up and some food
sourcing later we headed into town and ended up doing a little shopping as we
walked the village. I found a very ...
Today I really wasn't feeling too well; think my body is really missing my usual diet :(
I was very happy to find that the hotel offered gluten free bread this morning for breakfast rather than me having a coffee whilst everyone eats and I attempt to find a piece of fruit or rice crackers in my bag later on.
Today we explored San Sebastian again, it has a very beachy feel working with its reputation, surfers run through town in just a wet suit carrying their boards. It is an odd contrast to the slightly more upmarket feel of the town itself, but it works. We walked through the town center and old quarter, out around the main beach to a famous (yet rather ugly) statue at the other end. Fortunately the ...