BEST WESTERN La Palmeraie
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We left Navarrenx very leisurely as knew it would not be too long a walk today. It ended up being 19 kms - you never know, the Le Puy GR book said only 15 kms but it lied! We are just before the village of Aroue, in a Gite farm. A beautiful place, all newly fitted out, but this time we have communal showers, toilets - all very perfect, but ...
Great day today! The prediction is for 0% precipitation for the next 3 days, so packed away gaiters, and set off optimistically. There was however a fog covering at first, and it was beautiful as it gradually rose out of the valleys. And there were valleys!! We went up and down many times, but the reward was the absolutely beautiful scenery. Still many contented cows, and bright green grass for them to munch ...
... and cheese for tomorrow's lunch, and then went and had a sit down light lunch at the hotel...! What a change from our usual. It is blue sky and fine from time to time, then a shower, a good day not to be walking, but the next few days promise to be good!!!! The next definite day of predicted rain is Monday, the day we walk to St Jean Pied de Port - so hope that is wrong by then, as that will be our exciting last ...
... big covered space and took off our wet outer layers, and shoes (which are now stuffed with newspapers) and our hostess arrived soon, very apologetic. All fine now. Warm and dry and will have dinner in 10 minutes! Not many photos today....camera hidden safely from the rain. One interesting thing - Béarn is the area here and this is how Béarnaise sauce was named - the story is that the chef for Henri IV made it for ...
... never know what could go wrong until you are actually there. From the bus we had some beautiful last views of the Norwegian countryside, and there were other people with suitcases heading to the airport so we weren't worried about missing the stop. We even successfully spent all of the Norwegian Krone, with just a few leftover to keep as souvenirs. I continued my tradition of getting searched at security. Despite only having a book, a sleeping bag, ...