Travel Blogs from Lourdes
... Tour de France, with the same build up of excitement as there is in the UK for the Grand Depart. The Col has been cleared of snow and every day the number of cyclists and motor bikers increases. The road down to Baréges is not open yet because they are tarcmacing there too and continuing to repair the roads after last year’s terrible floods and landslides. Next Saturday the Geant, the huge silver model of the first cyclists to complete the Col ...
... that - just thought I'd share that with you. I got my cereal, thanks for asking. I woke up the next day to find it was (excuse my French) ******* down - unexplained monsoon in the south of France they forgot to mention on the news (or maybe they did and I didn't understand). Regardless I popped on my raincoat and went sightseeing in Pau. I just kept walking towards those damn gorgeous hills and eventually the sun came out and I managed to get a few ...
... of St. Bernadette. I found this a really interesting experience, i don't think I'm very religious but with so many people there I found myself getting caught up in the moment, perhaps I am, who knows. What was off putting was the commercialisation of the whole 'miracle' thing. You could buy gallons of holy water if you wanted to. Not sure that is what it's all about! (cont.).
... of Bayeux is home to the British Cemetery, which also includes a couple of New Zealanders. The US cemetery at Omaha beach was quite powerful with row after row of crosses.
Point Du Hoc was an interesting headland completely covered in craters from shells fired by naval ships, before a special forces unit captured it early on D-Day. The memorial for one of the ...
... lunch, I decided to get out of the rain and enjoy an omelet for lunch. The tourism office provided me with additional maps and made arrangements for me at a local Auberge for the night. I stopped at a local bookstore to see if they carried the Compestelo passport. The owners did not carry the passport but were most helpfulf in trying locate where I may get one. After some time I thanked them for there extended effort and would likely pick one up at St Jean pied. I went on to the ...
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