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... views and white-knuckle, picturesque descents.
We arrived in Prades very late in the afternoon, but discovered when we went out and wandered this small village for dinner and drink that there was a town festival with music, dancing, a parade, and bonfire being held, so we had entertainment provided for our meal al fresco beside the town square.
... through Mosset and Molitg-les-Bains was gorgeous. The road was cut into the side of a valley full of interesting rock formations, and the surface was excellent, too. It all had a very Spanish look and feel. And no pedalling! Which was nice as we climbed over 3000 m today.
Prades is a very pretty and busy town, which was not evident from the very limited coverage on Google Street View. I wandered a bit after arriving and cleaning up, and waiting for Caroline to ...
... onto the route we were to climb we saw a sign saying road closed in 900 metres. We cycled the 900 and found nothing so kept going into a fairly steep climb. Just before reaching the top at 900 metres we met a guy erecting a sign which prohibited cyclists or walkers. Since he had not yet put the sign up, I asked him if he could look the other way, and we would go through, to which he replied that it ...
... thing was that there was gafitti in the cave made by modern explorers, from the 1600's to the 1800's, who discovered the prehistoric paintings but did not realize that they were as old as they are. It wasn't until the early 1900's and carbon dating that the true age of the paintings were determined.
Lucie was continuing to struggle with the altitudes, and this afternoon after arriving in Luzenac with Caroline, she got on ...
... the way to the river at the bottom of the valley, complete with the obligatory hairpin turn into town.
Having spied a picnic table, I stopped for lunch in Vicdessos then luxuriated in following the river through terrain quite reminiscent of the Adirondacks (albeit with coarser pavement and better bread). By that point the wind had picked up,and it was deliciously cool in spots as the ...