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... Irish phrases along the way.
Final hill today was knee to chin .... our finest posture yet!
Weather remains sunny and dry which hopefully will remain so waterproofs yet to be christened.
Apologies if this reads as a postcard but our brains are not quite functioning at the end of these long days but hopefully our entries will become ...
... of Catharine of Aragon, the first wife of Henry V111. The town is quite small with not a lot to see other than an 11th century church and the 15th century gothic town hall. After our mini tour of the town we head back to the hotel and enjoyed some relaxation time in the afternoon. We again dined in the hotel restaurant, although the meal was not as enjoyable as the previous night, but we are not too worried as tomorrow we head to San Sebastian, a city renowned for its amazing ...
... die einzige war, die dort Fotos geschossen hat =)
Am Ende des "Berges" war die Aussicht so traumhaft und die Sonne so angenehm, dass ich mich ins Gras gelegt habe. "Ich will den Tag ja genießen.", dachte ich mir.
Nach meiner Weiterreise kam ich relativ schnell an den Dörfern Uterga (hier holte ich meinen zweiten Stempel!) und Muruzabal vorbei, wo es außer ein paar Häusern und den Jakobsweg nichts besonderes gab. Die letzte Station vor Puente La Reina hieß Obanos und genau dort ließ ...
... br> I refuelled again, put additional clothes on and got going on the D33 and D125 via Bagneres de Luchon 1560m, Col du Tourmalet 2115m, Col d'Aubisque 1709m, Pic du Mont d'Ossau 1795m, Biesca and Jaca.
385 km in 7 hours of endless curves, up the mountains, down the valleys, constantly changing gears in tight corners, heated grips full on.
The scenery was spectacular and I enjoyed every minute ...
... one dimensional, so lets fill it out with the snow, rain and 100km winds that were also in the mix. John Woo would have been proud of the slow motion progress made. All in all it took me 9 hours, I´d have patted myself on the back on arrival had I been able to move.
Doom and gloom however, was not the dish of the day. Turns out nothing bonds a group of people more than battling against the elements... and then complaining about it ...