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... water, wrapped in a sheet! Then we collected our small bottles of Lourdes water. The atmosphere is quiet. Lots of folk like us, just walking around and looking. Walked across the bridge into the town- souvenir shops everywhere, and tourists too. Had a not very French lunch. Then walked back to look at the St. Pius Xth Underground basilica. Some say that it is like an underground car park, but how wrong. Magnificent ...
... we had lunch. Crossed into France again. We had been paying motorway tolls all day in Spain, and now had to pay our share to France! Very trying and expensive at times. Noted the road signs are still in two languages- now French and Basque. Arrived at our camp for the night in the small town of Orhez. Needed to try our poor French again but we managed. Soft rain as we finished dinner. Hope for a quiet night. Tomorrow I ...
... don't think about it was the best thing to do . . . many have obviously travelled on it in safety over the years. Views were great but it wasn't the summit - that required walking another two kms up a rough, winding, steep track . . . I've come a long way and not likely to travel this way again so . . . why not? Great idea . . . the cross country trainers bounded past me like springboks but I kept going and so glad I did - the view of ...
... There are over 250 hotels . . . all with religious names as well. The hotel, whilst nothing grand, looks a little fancier than previous accommodation - it has air conditioning and a bar fridge.
Lourdes is situated on the Gave River at the foot of the Pyrenees. It was here that a young fourteen year old Bernadette Soubirous saw the first of eighteen apparitions of the Virgin Mary. Bernadette left Lourdes in 1866, entering ...
... located here.
I came here on a pilgrimage with a group from my mothers (catholic) school about forty four years ago ( when I was about 14).
Nevermind about that, today we did some of the giants of the Pyrenees. We started out of Bagneres de Luchon strait on to the Col de Peyresourde in the cool of the early morning. (But not as cold as yesterday). I was riding with Terry. Dave wanted to take it easy ...
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