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... of Mysteries of the Rosary. Then we went down to the grotto, actual site of the apparitions. Folk lined up to touch the walls, worn smooth by millions of fingers; water trickling out of the rock; a statue of Mary and a huge candle holder. Then we looked at the candles, held in huge barrow-like structures. They burn hundreds of tonnes of wax every year. Next we saw folk lining up for their turn in the baths. You can be immersed ...
... roads, depressing (even in summer), pay and park everywhere, and I believe there is even a **** tax these days. The place is just covered with litter with
roadsides, car parks, public places generally, needing cleaning. And those bloody hedgerows on rural roads. You get no view of the country side you are driving through. I could go on!!!
If you enjoy seeing the odd example of native fauna like we do, you will be disappointed. The only wildlife we saw ...
... to the
nearest garage where they would charge not much shy of 1000€ to repair and we
still had to get home. The recovery truck turned up really quickly, but I had
to negotiate for them to take us home at a cost of 200€ so that we could do the
repair ourselves and get back at a reasonable time.
The driver worried us a bit. He had a bandage on his arm and
explained that he had had a cat scan that morning ...
... foie gras, pate and sausage, the owner looking a little perturbed - and with a gallic inflection - that access to his shop was blocked. Because in the middle of the square was a very large truck, one side of which was open to effect a stage, and from this descended a ramp into a corridor of portable railings and ‘Haute Route’ flags just like one sees in the Tour de France. Music was blaring from large loudspeakers set up at the edge of the stage and ...
... life of Christ. A wax copy Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper will stay with me forever. Despite my scepticism, the wax models were very realistic and the commentary was reasonable . . . could have been worse!
I was keen to walk the Way of the Cross. I may not have been if I had known it meandered around yet another large hill with a rocky track . . . .I suppose it is the Way of the Cross. There was thunder, lightning, exhaustion and ...