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... 20 kms along, we were asked to stop and asked about our duty free purchases, we told her and she said, "is that it" 2 bottles of gin and 2 rose wines, to which I replied, we are not big spenders!! Ok she said with a smile, you can go. With the mountains behind us, we arrive at our stop for the night, Mont -Louis an old garrison town, that is still used for training to this day as we found out when we tried to go in, a man came ...
... it. We then walked up through the shops without Tess it was easier to look. Jayne found a lovely handbag but thought it was too much. There is just enough time for Tapas and something to wash it down and cruise their internet, we also love to people watch and the Spanish when they get going are brilliant, it's like a machine gun!!! Also to decide bike rack or handbag, bike rack or hand bag? ...
... to wander round big shops, like Cartier and Lacoste! (Just need a bigger bank balance). When we walked up to the historic area of town, most of it has been lost, just a couple of buildings and a church. Most we think has made way for the modernisation but we did find the road I remembered with all the older shops, still not what you call picturesque! Reaching the end of town we sat by the river for a cappuccino and a beer, even ...
... and climb and climb!! We have a fan club behind quite quickly, but every now and then we have a crawler lane and they zoom by. We are slightly concerned that there do not seem to be any other camping cars on the road and there are yellow signs warning of road closures on the 3rd November, luckily just after this we spot several coming towards us and cheery waves are exchanged. We discovered further up the very twisty road that an articulated lorry ...
... 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 ...