Suite Aparthotel y Spa Eth Refugi d'Aran
Travel Blogs from Vielha
... still finished under 6hrs. I was very happy with that result. The final climb up Superbagneres was amazingly beautiful with the greatest view of entire Westerm Pyrenees range. We first saw it from a distance at the Port de Bales summit, then up close later. Definitely worth the trip.
And it was lasagne day in the race village. Can't complain about that either! ...
... find dinner and ran into John and Greg somehow(our other 3fidi friends) so we had a great dinner within a square where the kids could play. Downside to car park was that it was never quiet with trucks coming and going all night but it did allow us a quick start to the race.Lucy has been going really well on this trip so far but young Ben continues to give us grief. His normally big eating patterns aren't there, hence he gets defiant quite a lot and his night terrors have ...
... many horses to navigate, wandering all over the road, plus other evidence of equine presence, which we also needed to navigate.
My big story for the day involved getting stung by a bee, on the neck, about 50kms into the ride just before the bottom of the first descent. I'm allergic to bees - don't go into anaphylactic shock or anything super nasty. But swell up quite badly, so a bite ...
... to be her husband who was blind,
down through the rocky tracks, so much trust!
From here we drove our final leg through
the mountains to Valle de Nuria; again in the dark. We found we started up on the ghost stories
again; quite amusing to see our reactions when the GPS got lost and tried to
send us up a dark steep track up the mountain. This was not manageable in our
car, thankfully we called the hostel and received directions, and we were not
Today I really wasn't feeling too well; think my body is really missing my usual diet :(
I was very happy to find that the hotel offered gluten free bread this morning for breakfast rather than me having a coffee whilst everyone eats and I attempt to find a piece of fruit or rice crackers in my bag later on.