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... actually you're right. Despite a mass of visiting walking tourists, nothing in Saint-Larry Soulan was open. Apparently this was their time to close prior to the winter rush. The best meal we could rustle up was a pizza. Who eats pizza in France? Our Irish B&B friends, who stayed here for a week, ended up popping over to Spain for a hearty meal. (I enjoyed writing that last sentence)
Speaking of Spain, time to head there ourselves.
... in a hotel, as there are no Alburgues open. Eat at the late hour of 8:30, the norm in Spain & then rest the night away! Did not plan well today, as I didn't have enough food for fuel and the villages were mostly quiet for the season. Many of these villages will become bustling during the winter ski season. They are taking a siesta during the fall! Grateful for my new pilgrim ...
Our hosts took took us to their favourite restaurant for lunch. Chris being Dutch, we went dutch and had a good meal of mushroom and slow egg, veal with fresh pasta, and cocoa iced parfait with a very good 2011 Domaine Lapeyre madiran. Packing filled the evening and then the movie 'Ghost Writer' on TV. We drive up to the Dordogne district ...
... it was full of big motorhomes - all over the place. Think Lake District or New Forest, but allowed to go where you like and stop and camp anywhere.
Lots of cyclists cause we are near the Col de Tourmalet. But a tandem?
We stayed here three nights because of the lovely weather and the wonderful peace. Everything is bright green or deep blue. And not 'organised'. There are no signs, no restrictions, no litter, just ...
... sheer scale of it. It’s a huge basin kind of thing, 3km across, where a glacier started back in the ice-age. The glacier then gradually carved out the valleys below it. I’ve tried to get a sense of perspective in the pictures again but it’s not easy. If this helps, the waterfall on the left-hand side is the highest in France at 422m (about 1400ft) and there are still plenty of snow pockets about.
I’m sure everybody has heard of the Edelweiss, ...