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... mountain walks, well in a snowless autumn anyway. On a recommendation from our hosts, we ventured off to find a four hour walk to see and capture a couple of mountain lakes. As per usual we got there the hard way but the adventurous way. After one hours driving through the most picturesque terrain imaginable, we discovered a tunnel which separated France from Spain. So we popped over to Spain for a visit. Our walk was definitely in France, so, we ...
Leaving Canfranc Estacion after morning tea and toast with cereal for energy! On the 8:50 bus to Somport I go! My Pilgrimage starts @ 1640m then downward I go from the mountain pass. Exciting and exhilarating albeit the storm that is brewing. Wind, rain & clouds follow down the mt side. Joy abounds! Sun comes out to great me and my solo trek continues... Solo until Canfranc where ...
Our hosts took took us to their favourite restaurant for lunch. Chris being Dutch, we went dutch and had a good meal of mushroom and slow egg, veal with fresh pasta, and cocoa iced parfait with a very good 2011 Domaine Lapeyre madiran. Packing filled the evening and then the movie 'Ghost Writer' on TV. We drive up to the Dordogne district ...
... 50 litres of water. We will only stay the one night. But it gave us the opportunity to go to the 'Donjon des Aigles' - the dungeon of Eagles. Wonderful specimens of owls, raptors and some delightful parrots. A wonderful display, with the sky full of mixed birds at the same time. And it went on for an hour. A great experience. And the views from the top of the ruined castle were stunning.
It's a pretty place but ...
... place. It’s called the legend of the eagle and the trout, and as a foundational myth it’s not half bad.
All in all, Lourdes wasn’t a very important place until 1858. That’s when a semi-illiterate teenager, the daughter of the mill owner and his wife who had been in and out of bankruptcy, was headed to the river and stopped at natural cave area, a grotto, now called the Massabielle cave, because she saw and heard something. It was ...