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Travel Blogs from Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise
... the killer part!
Although it was fairly early on a Tuesday morning, there were a lot of people climbing up to the top. Once there we had a 360 degree view, and it was clear as a bell and we could see for miles. Third time lucky for us in the Auvergne!
Although we ...
... 1700 -1800m - including Puy Mary, Puy Violent and Puy de Peyre **** ( there should be an acute accent on the 'e'!!) Guess what? just as they came into sight it started to rain and rain!
We found the Aire we had planned to stay overnight at, at a ski station, but it was ...
... as we got back to Ruby.
You can tell we are close to coming home, John has been counting his undies and has worked out he has enough clean ones until we get home so he doesn’t need to do anymore washing.
It’s a good job we are coming home. The soles on our walking boots have worn out and started to come apart. My walking shorts have worn through exposing bits of me that should remain covered and John has holes in his walking socks.
Yesterday we left the town of Besse-et-St-Anastaise, a medieval town in the Puys du Dome region of Auvergne. This was another magic spot we lucked upon, (thank you Google) staying in the ramparts of the old fort. Our front gates were actually set in the old town wall. The Belfoi Tower was the main gate originally...and so old! We are loving all the history we are discovering. We bought cured salamii type sausages from a shop that was in a 15th century building...the building was ...
... like a few pubs I know.
Now you would have thought, and I certainly did, that Paul's sat nav would be a weatherproof edition made to withstand the tough conditions on the back of a bike. Well, you would be wrong.
His sat nav is a regular car version that is designed to work in the air-conditioned environment of a modern car.
Thus Paul has sought to protect the device with an elaborate cradle of gaffer tape and a ziplock bag. However ...