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If I had written this blog on Wednesday evening it would have been very negative. We arrived at Vernet Les Bains in the Pyrenees full of excitement to be heading up into the mountains on the little yellow train. We had taken the 1euro bus from Perpignan as it could take us to Vernet Les Bains, which was the next village on from the train station. And where our hotel was. Well, as can happen with the best laid ...
We left our Gite the day after a wonderful dinner on the deck overlooking th Pyrenees. A memorable way to celebrate Lauryn's 60th. We stopped at Ceret for the Saturday market. It was huge and we were able to buy the usual wonderful produce. A highlight was the chap with a little piglet which he used to attract children (and sweet tooth adults) to sell his lollies. We then drove to Perpignan to pick up Carole and ...
... a grass snake! Just when I was thinking my Tintern first aid course may be put to good use, we discovered that these snakes were non-venomous and mainly eat mice. What a relief!!
We saw some of Picasso's ceramic creations and oil paintings at the Modern Art Museum in CÚret where many famous artists lived during the early 1900s. During WW2, other famous artists took refuge there. The town is also famous for the first cherry ...
... past it ding dongs twice and so on. On the hour it ding dongs four times and then chimes the relevant number of dings depending on the hour. Five minutes later it rings the relevant number of dings again, just in case you didn’t hear it the first time. This goes on throughout the night so you can imagine how well we are sleeping!
Saturday 24th May
We did a long walk today, climbing up through woods of pine ...
... campsite. First we took in the waterfalls walk as recommended by the lady at the campsite. As it was Sunday, the whole of Catalunya also had the same idea. It was very pleasant but the waterfalls walk at Ingleton doesn’t have to worry about the competition.
Our route then took us up the wooded slopes of the mountains until we had stunning views of other forested mountain tops as far as the eye could see. All was going well until after lunch and then the ...
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