La Résidence du Grand Tétras
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I have been slowly moving towards the Pyrenees, an area I have never visited before, nor thought of visiting. I have to report that I have been astounded by the beauty of the scenery and I definitely want to come back and spend a longer period of time here. I got my first sight of the mountains with their snow caps as I drove through the wildly romantic scenery on the way to a site not far from the town of Graus (I hadn't heard of it either!). The road wound ...
We arrived this afternoon after driving via Toulouse. The drive up the mountains takes two hours and is a combination of winding roads and tunnels a few times all you could see was a mountain 100 metres ahead and no obvious road until you go around a bend. Its one of the prettiest towns I've ever seen. Snow all gone but now gearing up for summer hikers. Wine 2 euro a bottle, beer 2.50 a pint.I had a few electrical problems but after an hour with ...
... heaven. Solider Orchids, Lady, Fly, Man Orchids and a rare White Helebroine all along the side of the lanes as we cycle. It's been a bank Hols w/e in France so tonight we enjoy Bacon, egg n chips! All we have on board. Tomorrow we head for the Super U and then head off on the bikes for more back lanes tomorrow. It's been an interesting day. Gypsies, sports car rallies, rare Orchid sightings fair grounds in town and thunder storms. Day ...
... climb to reach the top so we thought pictures from below more accurately reflected their majesty and dominance. Luckily the next planned visit was a much newer Abbey. It was a bit off the main road so i was pleased to see a sign stating it was open until 6 when we turned off the road at about 4.
In case I haven't mentioned it before French roads can be very narrow and some drivers very foolhardy. So, after a 30 plus minute drive along even more ...
... we have decided not to risk it.
The second reason is that it is probably not a good idea to do this entire track in one go. It is too long and the terrain too difficult. We are physically feeling strong, but still need a break from the constant strenuous physical activity, which dulls your mind a bit to what you are seeing as you go.
The third is the uncertainty of the weather. The forecasts ...
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