La Maison d'Hoursentut
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... ridges and mountains. In some places small villages suddenly appeared on one side or the other and in other places small groupings of derelict buildings stood idle as the inhabitants must have been unable to survive the remote and harsh conditions of earlier times. We stopped at a dedicated road side stop from where travellers could grab glimpses (and pics of one of these small derelict villages beside a free-running aqua blue mountain river with an old and ...
... comfort zone (and fitness zones too).
Now bus dropped me up but they have a couple of hours off in the middle of the day so it was a long walk back to the Sanctuary area. I accidentally came upon my hotel with the Lourdes Waxworks a couple of doors further on. Now I am not the least bit interested in wax museums, choosing not to visit them in London or Paris but I had a free ticket with my pass so I called in. I should have been prepared, for in the ...
... used as a 'door', a piece of frayed rope. We all survived and I now have some idea of where things are.
I heard the most beautiful singing coming from one of the churches. I popped in to be in time for mass at the ROSARY. It was being celebrated in French but I seemed to be more 'in tune' than the one at Notre Dame last week. This church is beautiful and has the most glorious mosaics adorning the ceiling.
It is most noticeable ...
... up as a Catholic but having not been into a Church for many years, I’m feeling a little cynical. As noted by Wikipedia, Lourdes has more hotels by area than Paris. The town is doing OK.
One negative thing from today is that the file from my Garmin bike computer has been corrupted such that I can’t download it and get the details of my heart rate, power and such like. However, that ...
... du Mente, the latter being a killer in the direct sun. Dave decided to take his time on this leaving Paul, Terry and I to ascend at faster pace. One must understand that the pace is really defined partly by getting into your zone and partly by needing to go fast enough that you don’t fall off your bike. I exaggerate - but only a little!
Then again there was a beautiful fast 10km descent to the valley floor where the three of us regrouped for the last 20km ...