Hotel Le Christiania
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... Sunday's parade was interesting. A few tatty Yankee cars and a handful of Harley Davisons. Not quite what we expected. And then another long lunch in the sun at Cazes. Monday is market day in Castelnaudary. And it's a people's market, not a tourist market. And for dinner we went to Revel to the American diner.
Tuesday was windy and intermittent cloud. But in the morning we visited Revel shopping and it tipped down with rain. Over the other ...
... a U-turn and headed back. Truly it is hard to describe the scenery in this part of the world, no amount of photos do it justice. And simply having a car and driving anywhere in this area was such a fabulous experience.
Well the walk was mountainous (not surprisingly) and even a twisted ankle didn't dampen memories of crystal clear, dark blue lakes set in a backdrop of rugged mountains.
"This place can't be all good" I hear you ...
Then down south of Lourdes to Soulom. I had a faint suspicion that this might not be a good aire - there was no cross reference with the 'Aires de Services' book. And the last inspection was in 2010. I was right to be sceptical. The borne was gone and although you could park, to get the fresh water and clean the loo cassette, you had to go to the next village. Here the facilities were primitive and ...
... make this climb so renowned are unchanged. Leaving Luz-Saint-Sauveur, the gradient ramps up immediately. A small sign marks every kilometre as you ascend, counting down to the summit. The twisty hair-pin bends start in earnest halfway up; we wound our way up this steep and increasingly barren mountain until we finally reach the top. Unsurpassed views of glaciers and other mountain peaks await us, but our real reward is getting to the top of a climb which ...
Slept in this morning, and spent a good portion lazing around the room enjoying the comforts of hot showers, a real cozy bed, and a balcony. Around noon we started to re-organize our life and pack up all the gear. After hauling each bike down from the forth floor room we locked them up in the lobby and braved the outdoors. Our first time outside since the grocery store shop the ...