Nemea Residence La Soulane
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... Sunday's parade was interesting. A few tatty Yankee cars and a handful of Harley Davisons. Not quite what we expected. And then another long lunch in the sun at Cazes. Monday is market day in Castelnaudary. And it's a people's market, not a tourist market. And for dinner we went to Revel to the American diner.
Tuesday was windy and intermittent cloud. But in the morning we visited Revel shopping and it tipped down with rain. Over the other ...
Well it didn't take long and we were once again in the Peugeot doing 130kph. The 630 km trip to Soulan in the Pyrenees would go quick at this pace, so would our coins. Those nasty toll machines seemed to be getting more greedy by the kilometer.
These next couple of nights hadn't been pre-booked, so the planned (or not so planned) intention was to "wing" it.
On arrival at the skiing resort town of Saint- Larry Soulan we were having ...
... it was full of big motorhomes - all over the place. Think Lake District or New Forest, but allowed to go where you like and stop and camp anywhere.
Lots of cyclists cause we are near the Col de Tourmalet. But a tandem?
We stayed here three nights because of the lovely weather and the wonderful peace. Everything is bright green or deep blue. And not 'organised'. There are no signs, no restrictions, no litter, just ...
... started to climb slightly as we rode alongside the river to Luz-Saint-Sauveur; once through the town we reached the official start of the climb of the Col du Tourmalet (2115m). First used in the Tour de France in 1910, it was an unpaved road which was in terrible condition. Apparently many of the cyclists were nervous of riding because of the bears that frequented the area. Nowadays the road surface is smooth and the wildlife much tamer, but the length and ...
... of poorly people being wheeled about by nurses. Unbelievable! Nuns, priests and nurses everywhere. Holy water being sold in plastic bottles!! Lots and lots of statues of Mary. Some bigger than me. Oh, id love to put one in our neighbours front garden. They would love it!! Glad I saw Lourdes for myself. Shocking. But, each to their own. Moving on tomorrow for ...