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Travel Blogs from Digne
... at the map: Je regarde la carte
une chaussure – shoe
une chaussure de marche – hiking shoe
- Je mets mes chaussures – I put on my shoes
un chemin – path
- suivre le chemin – follow the path: Je suis le chemin
un col – mountain pass
... Napoleon. This was the road that Napoleon took when he returned to Paris with his army. We climbed the famous Col De Manse (used in this years Tour De France) and stopped at a lovely cafe at the top to regroup. After the morning climbs the lunch was needed and the quiche and pastries went down superb. The afternoon was fairly flat and fast with a few climbs so we reached ...
... swim but because we were in a canyon there are no beaches just cliffs so we climbed up some rocks and sat there. An hour later we continued on our way and saw lots of caves some of which were blocked off so we couldnt explore very much. We also saw lots of people jumping off the cliffs which encouraged some of the adult men to do the same. Sometimes I wish I had to guts to do that kind of thing but I think parcours is the most intense that I will get.
... and sat by the pool for the rest of the day. I also got to call my wonderful boyfriend, Tyler, briefly because there has been no wifi for the past 4days because there was a huge thunderstorm that took out the internet and no one knows how to fix it :( Its been hard without internet and contact with everyone back home and I think that contact with them is going to be what makes this year the easiest.
For dinner we had a bunch of leftovers and of course LOTS of bread, ...
... to watch the older kids so I had to go and do whatever they did. It was a crazy adrenalin rush and I managed to make it to the end successfully. I doubt my own strength sometimes because especially on the ones that required my own strength (like the tarzan rope) I doubted myself thinking that I wasnt strong enough to make it to the other side and that I was going to fall. I made it through all the courses and was only mildly sore ...