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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 ...
... stevedore and consummate organizer Gael, stands in front of the truck, with her arms flailing wildly, giving me directions while I reverse into the container. However in this instance, due to the total lack of common sense displayed by the port authorities, Gael could not enter the port. A seriously
tough morning given the poor physical shape I was in.
Colombian’s do not camp, so no campgrounds. The country therefore has absolutely no ...
... 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 ...
... St Saveur and onto the busy winding road to Argeles. Now we really are tired. We stop at the race village in Argeles for some food but then have to ride to Lourdes where we arrive by late afternoon. This wasn't the short day we had hoped for. Tomorrow, Day Six, we knew was going to be hard. The plan for the evening: shower, food and rest, the same as every day. At least today, we were in the same hotel.
Must have been a tough day. I've just realized that I didn't take any pictures!
I haven't come this far to not get a better view of the Pyrenees Mountains which I see in great detail during each year's Tour de France. Lourdes rests at the base of this great mountain range. To get a 360 degree view I needed to reach the summit of Le Pic de Jer. The city bus transported me to the funicular which would then ascend the mountain. Now I've been on a few gondolas etc but this was unlike anything I'd seen before . . . just get ...