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... Pas de Barane, Chemin de Couchat. She is full term, 38 years old and it’s her second.
Operator: Hold the line I want you to speak to a doctor.
Doctor: Good evening. Have her waters broken?
Doctor: Oh she has ages yet. Get her undressed and on the bed.
Me: Er no. She cannot move as the contractions are every 2 minutes.
Doctor: Can I speak to Madame Didier?
I had the phone to Jayne
I'm sitting here in our Paris apartment waxing lyrically about my climb of the mighty Tourmalet as my last ride in France. It was a ****** rainy morning so I decided to have my only afternoon ride of the holiday.
We set off after lunch for Luz-Saint-Sauveur at the base of the Tourmalet. After yesterday hike up the Hautacam my legs felt like two wet noodles but I had to have a crack at this ...
... high up in the mountains without any possiblility of shelter. Your hiking poles seem to become lightning conductors in your mind...However, while we had some rain and thunder it turned out to be not too bad and we managed to get into a beech forest which at least gave the illusion of safety. We had a quite a large descent in front of us and had worried a bit about having to negotiate rocks made slippery in the wet weather, but most of ...
... happily walked across the wall to find a better spot...Sometimes it does not pay to be too law abiding! We followed the hill (sorry, Bronnie, mountain!) upwards and as we got higher we began to see the sun. Eventually we came up above the clouds into blue skies above and sunlit clouds below. We dawdled around a bit just drinking in the scenery. We saw to hikers coming up the other side of the mountain out of a ...
... Shortly afterwards we found a small dry knoll and stopped to have some chocolate and a drink. Moving on we finally reached the pass and hoped for a good view downwards. However, there was still a large ice-sheet blocking our views into the valley. Rounding this along a rocky track we finally had our first views of Lac Etang d'Araign. It looks like a natural lake which has been enlarged by a concrete dam. The refuge lies a bit above the lake, but we needed to descend about ...