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... friends and joined him for a drink and a chat. In the middle of this Nick sent us a message that their second baby had just been born! So now we have eight grandkids...!!! Just wonderful news. No hot water in the gite tonight as they are replacing their boiler, ah well...But they have an open fire and we are told the food is good! Stats: Distance: 10 km Total ascent: 418 meters Total descent: 766 meters. Hans, Kathy and ...
... longer there...After the first initial panic we made a systematic search which determined they were really not there. This was a very major problem as we were in remote mountain country with no possibility of buying boots anywhere. The lady in charge (Francois) said she had an idea of who might have taken them, and also where they had gone. She asked all the people who had not left yet which boots were theirs, and so determined there was a pair of boots left over. ...
What a varied day this was! After having had a restday in Etsaut we started early as today was going to be difficult. We followed a small country road for about half an hour to a small carpark, where we turned onto a small uphill path leading to the "Chemin de la Mature". This is a track blasted out of an enormous rockwall by the French navy in the 1600's so they could transport trees for masts for their ships to ...
... the morning was very pleasant. The first part of the walk was easy, gently descending along some country roads and level walking along a dirt road being used by local farmers. In no time we had covered the first six kilometers or so. After that the road went into a sustained climb of about 850 meters high through a beech forest to a small pass, which we were pleased to reach a bit before lunch We ...
The sun was shining gloriously this morning when we got up. We were still feeling good from a lovely dinner the evening before. Most nights a "hiker's dinner" is included in our booking, but it means we never know what we're going to get. Mostly the food is really good. We had a short car transfer at 07.30 which took us from our accommodation to the ski resort of La Pierre Saint Martin. From there we climbed higher in the direction ...
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