Hotel Des Lacs D'Halco
Travel Blogs from Hagetmau
... to a hotel to catch up on some sleep and recharge my brain after all the French talking bouldering camping meeting new people walking miles and miles and not stopping ever id been doing all week. My hotel was located to the north of Pau, not far from the airport - I just wanted to get there and crash! I did take myself out for a walk though as it had stopped raining and looked kind of nice (plus I was finding it hard to switch off after all the moving ...
Rene and I were up by 6:00 and after a quick breakfast of baguette, cheese and tea we were off to Mauleon. It took us approx 30 minutes to get out of town. We were on the Camino by 7:10. The Camino path directs pilgrims north to l'Hospital-St. Blaise. Since this added 23 km to get to Mauleon we decided to go cross country on a less travelled black top highway D120. There were rolling hills and mountain climbs to elevation of 250 meters. Renee had a nice steady pace when hiking. ...
This morning I was up at 6:30 and felt most rested. Rain again for the 3rd day. Breakfast included yogurt, tea, homemade bread and jams prepared from the owners garden and trees in the backyard. One of the jams comprised rhubarb and watermelon, a second one was apricot and the third was from a berry that I do not recall the name. The owner returned the clothes that she had dried for me. At 7:45 it was now time to trek on, initially on blacktop, but after about 15 minutes I was directed ...
... Ribs for Dinner. The next day
was an eye-opener, killing a chicken, right through to prep for
cooking. Something we have always wanted to do, and whilst I didn't
do much of it myself, it was good to watch and respect the process,
so when we are served up chicken, we appreciate what had to happen to
get it on our plate. Much less messy than I assumed it would be, but
also time consuming (if you are a beginner I guess!) The woman
teaching us ...
... for a kiss and a cuddle, she even jumped into the pond
and swan across or her bottle (rather than walking around)! Another
batch of chicks were born (27!) which were really cool, some being
black so look like little penguin chicks! The rabbits were released
to roam the field and so far they are staying in (no reason to leave
with all the lovely grass). We took on all the kids over a weekend so
Gwen and Claire ...