Petit La Creu
Travel Blogs from Salardu
... people is the gradient. If the Alps had a 20km climb, chances are it was nice and steady around 6%. Pyrenees will lull you into a false sense of security with a road sign which says "next km 8%. What this actually means is a few hundred metres of 4-5% then a slap in the face of 10+%, just to make sure you are paying attention! All those Ainslies sure payed off ...
... with a bee sting on the neck, but then it improved as she made the daily video with a speaking part recalling one of her favourite Jens Voight quotes.We found the campsite which was the newest one we've been too with taps that stay on- shear luxury and had a quick swim before heading back to pick up Stacie after her race briefing. The night before after the first stage we had decided it was too late to get to the camp ground so we stayed in the car park. We went ...
... fantastic day, but the views on the descents were a fabulous reward for the climbs. Marg, another Iron Lady about the same age as me (so quite old) won the stage today. She is awesomely strong! And a great character on the course.
The official report on the stage is here.http://www.hauteroutepyrenees.org/ en/news/view/the_going_gets_tough_on_st age_2_of_the_haute_route_pyrenees
... each to get in/out. The main lake we
visited was Saint Maurici, which we walked alongside until we ascended up past
a waterfall and continued onto a second lake. Here we sat on a large rock and
ate our picnic lunch. Mette and Ruben were going to wait there for Imogen and I
to complete the walk but it became really cold and looked like rain might be
coming so we decided to head back down. We were in awe of a couple on the trip
back; one woman was leading who ...
Today I really wasn't feeling too well; think my body is really missing my usual diet :(
I was very happy to find that the hotel offered gluten free bread this morning for breakfast rather than me having a coffee whilst everyone eats and I attempt to find a piece of fruit or rice crackers in my bag later on.