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... a U-turn and headed back. Truly it is hard to describe the scenery in this part of the world, no amount of photos do it justice. And simply having a car and driving anywhere in this area was such a fabulous experience.
Well the walk was mountainous (not surprisingly) and even a twisted ankle didn't dampen memories of crystal clear, dark blue lakes set in a backdrop of rugged mountains.
"This place can't be all good" I hear you ...
... fellow pilgrims. Follow the Dutchman thru the hilly country side. Mountains to my back, camino flowers all around. Down into the valley I tumble, with pilgrims by my side. Good day 23k - my feet are happy for the stop without blisters!! Passing thru tiny villages, with not many services, I forge on to Castiello de Jaca, a sleepy village where I rest my weary head and feet. I splurge ...
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 ...
... We went out from there exploring for two days. Mostly a maize area. We found a huge new shopping centre in St Pierre du Marsan. 85 outlets. Rain at night, but quite pleasant in the daytime. Millie made friends and was offered all kinds of treats which we had to refuse as she is still up and down with her health.
Our next move was to an aire in Mielan. Well laid out aire with good facilities. The village was lovely. But ...
... then we are both back in the UK for 10 days after that, so who will look after everything?
I just don’t trust the weather! Yesterday when I was in Bagneres I looked back at the mountains and there is still so much snow, which has to go somewhere and I don’t think we are out of the woods yet.
P.S I have just finished vacuuming the car and guess what I found on the wheels of the cleaner? Yep more felt tip pen, that little b*gger!