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... col – to cross over a pass
la forêt – forest
les montagnes – mountains
la vallée – valley
la plaine – plain
la rivière – river
le lac – lake
le ruisseau – stream
la cascade – waterfall
grande randonnée – long-distance hiking trail
Vallouise is up the valley from where our campsite is. It is a slightly bigger village and therefore has a church rather than a chapel, although there is one built alongside in the 19th century. The chapels are all locked but the church was open. It has one of the ugliest chancels (in Raewyn’s opinion) she has seen.
We spent the rest of the afternoon at the pool. This time we were joined by 4 ...
... br> And a massage. The race organisers have 30 trainee physios/masseurs travelling with the race, getting practical hours towards their accreditation. Riders get 15mins max each night if you want it. I've been going every second day to get the knots ironed out of my legs and I think it makes a huge difference. If you are ever in a multi-day event and this is offered, make the effort. Without it I reckon I would have ground a couple of ...
... I come back - Ainslie repeats seemed to have helped Stacie (she had completed 365 for the year before we left), as well as practice riding some knarly downhill stuff.So tomorrow we will be able to take a very big shortcut when we climb over Cime de la Bonette to Auron (50kms) as opposed to (143kms) for the riders. Trying at this stage to convince Stacie to ride down to the start from here (8kms) so we can stay parked and have a sleep in. It's only ...
... in Pra Loup and enjoy the el fresco entertainment in the village square. A French dance/aerobics teacher is leading a group of children through some pretty groovy moves to tunes like Love Shack. Lucy and Ben join in and have a blast. It is so cute to watch - I can't stop smiling. It's been a great day for smiling!
Strava stats are here http://www.strava.com/activities/772179 59