Mercure Saint Lary Sensoria
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... Georgian chants as we passed over the narrow rock bridge into the grounds of the monastery. We passed through the bustling but somehow characterless large town of Vielha and was thankful we'd not selected the Paradore here located a couple of kms out of the uninspiring try hard modern-replica of an alpine village town and on a busy road. We travelled the remaining ten kms into the smaller village of Arties and immediately fell for the quaint and authentic ...
... financial autonomy). We stopped for a late and delicious lunch in the village of Fiscal and ate gazing onto the village located on the Rio Ara gazing out to vista of impressive mountains ranging in most directions. We took the recommendations of the waiter who suggested some regional fare though I stil can't be fully sure what it was. My dish included a possible blood-based rice sausage as well as some other meaty-type flat patty cut in thinner slices. Interesting ...
... of the Cross. I may not have been if I had known it meandered around yet another large hill with a rocky track . . . .I suppose it is the Way of the Cross. There was thunder, lightning, exhaustion and very sore feet but I made it. I feel the elements and my fatiguing body probably didn't,t make it the prayerful experience for which I was hoping - oh well!
Exhausted I spent a little time in the Crypt, a church containing a relic (bone fragments) of ...
... from the very occasional candle offering, there was no request for donations. This appeared to be a beautiful, peaceful church whose main focus was the prayer and worshipping life of those who entered. The people here were also focussed on prayer and worship, not architecture and selfies.
I had no idea what was about to take place but I knew there was a candle procession at 9.00pm, which the taxi driver had told me was beautiful. The ...
... much so continued. It was a long lonely climb!
The Tormalet is called the giant of the Pyrenees for a reason. It is long and steep from both sides. From this side the last 9 or 10km are a steady 8-10% which is tough when, by the time you reach the top, you will have climbed 3600+m. In short, I didn’t have much left.
The descent. I should preface this by mentioning that this climb is regularly in ...