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... Didier, good evening. When is your baby due?
Doctor: J’arrive! ( I’m coming!)
I then managed to get Jayne on to the lounge floor with various towels under her and then thought about what I could put in the road as a sign for the pompiers. The only thing there was, was a clothes horse, so I stood that in the road. Bearing in mind that the emergency services are about 45 mins away, I suspected that it would be me doing the delivery. ...
... The sky's parted somewhat and I had a clear climb with even the glimpse of some sunshine every now and then.
Somewhat like the Galibier this climb unfolds before you, snaking its way up the valley before its final tilt skywards in a series of long ramps and one real kicker at the top.
It was a stunning climb and a hellraising descent on the freshly TDF tarmac road.
... down was gradual and on a path through the woods that was very easy to walk on. Of course there were patches of slippery rock and mud in places, but the we worked our way down relatively easy. The only trouble was that the promised 10 km in our track notes (which we had known to be wrong from a single glance at the map) turned out to be 19.5 km, but after a short rest, a shower and doing some washing after our arrival we felt ready to have ...
... a wall of clouds, it looked fantastic! After a while we reluctantly started our descent and soon found ourselves in the clouds again in foggy conditions. This didn't last too long though before we came out underneath the clouds this time into a day that looked a little gloomy. This suited the scenery as we started to come upon the ruins of mining equipment, houses and sheds from zinc and lead mines which were ...
... to reach it. We ate our lunch on the grass in front of the refuge under a warm sun. After a while we got treated to a flock of sheep who were passing by, accompanied by their Patou dog. As there were quite a few people there the dog seemed more at ease, so we managed to get a few close-up pictures especially for Bronnie... During the afternoon the sun gradually disappeared and as it cooled down almost everyone came in out of the cold and we imbibed in a few drinks ...