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After Carcassonne we headed away to find a restaurant that Patrick and Jerome had raved about. Best Bean Cassoulet in the world! Took a while but we found it, and Eric the chef, who informed us that they were fully booked and couldn't seat us today. Never mind.
Headed in a roughly southwest direction looking for back roads to Andorra. Ended up staying Foix the night, Stuffed from some hard out riding, but happy.
The grotto was beautiful. The rock walls were freezing to the touch. But there was a sense of tranquility as we sat and prayed. Cherry and I walked the mountain to see the Stations of the Cross and drank the Holy Water from the Grotto. There were lots of people waiting to go into the baths but you weren't allowed to watch. We purchased little bottles to take some Holy Water home but you could buy 5 ...
Caught the train to Lourdes. It is six hours from Paris but we had been looking forward to seeing the grotto where Bernadette saw the Virgin Mary. The basilica is magnificent. Lourdes is picture postcard. It is tranquil and the river runs through the town. There is a fort high up on ...
... him. It turned out later that he was suffering from exhaustion and had to be picked up by the ambulance!
We made it to the aid station at the top. One of our questions here was why this climb is never a feature of the Tour de France? The truth was that the road was too narrow for the peloton, support vehicles and fans. As we discovered, the descent on the other side would not be safe. In fact, for us, it was a neutral untimed descent as the road is ...
Today is my last day as a registered doctor in Australia. Tomorrow I retire officially. Mixed feelings, obviously but the right decision, definitely. Drove on to Lourdes. This was where the Virgin Mary appeared to St Bernadette 16 or 18 times in 1858. We were pleasantly surprised to find the religious site not crowded and no trouble to look at everything, as all the basilicas and the Grotto etc were in a Sanctuary that was free ...