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... ht down for a 1000 meter
vertical descent. Eina. Sore knees and toes were in order and to round it all
off the path was full of stinging nettles and the temperature must have been
close to 30 degrees. Oh well, one has to do these things as well in order to
appreciate life to the full.
So at last, back to our “house on wheels” and off to our
camp where we washed away our aches and pains with a few cold ones and a Swiss “Boerie”
Woke up to sunshine and an urge to do some exercise. As
usual my travel agent had everything planned and after breakfast we set off on
our bikes to visit the Georges du Trient. This is a beautiful gorge that is
situated on a river that has cut the gorge over 200 meters into the rock. The
cliff faces have been equipped with walkways that allow a visitor to access
deep into the area. Really something special.
From here we saw a path heading up the ...
... earlier. I woke up so sore this morning followed by another uncomfortable sleep. I really hope I improve soon! I made use of the internet again this morning and had a chat with my Pete who proudly told me he had just passed his Fork Hoist licence again which cheered me up. We soon after said our goodbyes to Chris and Jan whom we won't see again until the end of November back in NZ. Luckily I am still able to drive, the seat is the only one so far that I can sit in ...
... on a tin of Cassoulet to try. Turned out to be a bit average, which should be expected I suppose. How could it possibly compare to the real deal. Sam also got a Tortilla (Spanish potato omelette concoction) ready to heat, which we grilled in the pan to get some colour. It was really tasty, and would have gone well with Sams Bacon and Scrambled eggs and Baguette.
Had a couple more of the Leffe 'nectar’ I purchased yesterday, and also bought a new ...
... br> c) Remembering how to ski; and
d) The sun shining all day.
On the last point, as I started skiing my first slopes of the day I could hear boom-boom night-clubby type noise in the distance. Taking the chairlift up the mountain later revealed all: a beach ...