Residhotel le Hameau de Balestas Peyragudes
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... the position of the town on a cliff or in the loop of a river. Little fiefdoms all over the place.
Before long the snow capped top of the Pyrenees came into view and, as in the past trip, we came across lone cyclists battling their bodies and the steep winding roads. Bend after bend provides another impossibly beautiful panorama, so I guess that would take away the pain in the legs a little bit.
... I soon learnt to look down when exiting the women's :-) Spent most of the day at different areas around the Sanctuary. It really is Disneyland for the religious. So many ancient beautiful buildings to look at. Lourdes is such a pretty town that I don't want to leave tomorrow :-( Dinner for just Miss and I tonight - Kevin all tuckered out and asleep already. We won't be far behind him. ......Miss and I NEED to stop eating ...
... a walk down to see the pilgrimage to the Grotte where people were filling there bottles with the water and being blessed. There were many souvenir shops all a bit much
At 9pm there is a massive gathering of 1000's that come here lookin for a miracle they march around singing ?
We cross into Spain tomorrow for a bit warmer weather as this the mountains Pyrenees
... high rise. Hotel Colon (means cool box) very nice, not centrally located but in the city proper. We are all on Level 1 it appears. Just waiting for bags to arrive, then will do washing and then rest up till we go out at 6.20 for a meal and orientation to the city. 37 here. All a bit warm but no humidity. Think we will cope especially if aircon! No aircon in lunch stop. Really hot in there. Well, back in hotel room after ...
... absorb as much as possible from the site. The two basilica sitting on the grotto are wonderful and in every possible place there was a mass happening it seems. There is an amazing underground modern chapel which seats 10,000. At 5 there was a procession before the service of 'Benediction'. there would have been two thousand in the procession which contained a lot of folk in wheelchairs as well as those on foot. We went and watched part of the service ...