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Travel Blogs from Les Orres
... 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
... and fresh, the temperature, 'refreshing’.
We spent most of the day there on Tuesday, taking our lunch and sun loungers. We were the only ones there apart from a couple of workmen doing a very good job of looking at the reed bed. At 3pm when reception opened again, I went to buy ice-creams. They don’t sell them, but I did buy a pair of speedo-type trunks as you are not allowed to wear shorts into French ...
... Auron, the host village, well, there's not much there. We camped down the road at Isola with our German buddies and spend a final evening celebrating the achievements of the week. Teresa is running 4th in the women's GC and Roland is top 5 in the men's. They are in good spirits.
And tomorrow's stage to Nice has been shortened due to expected thunderstorms early afternoon. The French police want all riders off the road by 1pm, ...
... but only a little higher than the summit coming out of Val d'Isere. She managed to pick up 5 females who started in front of her and is feeling stronger every day which is good. Only two more stages now and then a week off.In my last blog I was a bit jaded after a couple of very tiring days but as I said earlier we have now gotten into some sort of routine and are fairly self sufficient. The drive out of Val d'Isere was amazing and we stopped ...
... last km kicking up to over 10% around an endless corner so that you can't see the finish line until you are within 200m. Easy.....just like the top of Ainslie. My Spanish friend, who I tasked with keeping a lookout for other girls coming up behind seeing as he wasn't doing any work on the front at all, sees the final kicker and the expletives come loud and fast. Funny!
And I make it, first female on ...