Our breakfast room. Much better breakfast than Friday. You can see Andy on his iPad checking the footy scores. There is a footy tipping competition running. At the time of writing it is being lead by the French bus driver, who speaks little English and knows nothing about Aussie Rules. Because games are being played over a week-end we were still getting updates late into the afternoon French time. Was continually hearing of the Saints fight against the Lions ...
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Breakfast was so much better than yesterday. Private room and great supply of improved foods. Andy Buxton is running a book on the AFL. The room is full of iPads and all are focussed on getting AFL live scores.
Today's challenge. The Col d'Aubisque (1,709 m.; Occitan: Còth d'Aubisca) is a mountain pass in the Pyrenees 30 km south of Tarbes and Pau in the department of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques (64), in the Aquitaine region of France. The pass is on the northern slopes of the Pic de Ger (2,613m.) and connects Laruns, in the valley of the Gave d'Ossau, via Eaux-Bonnes (west) to Argelès-Gazost, in the valley of the Gave de Pau, via the Col du Soulor (east). The roa...
Yesterday we travelled 500K west. The countryside changed completely. It is now very British. We are driving East to Bagneres de Bigorre to meet up with the Buxton group for the ride up the Col du Tourmalet. Bagneres de Bigorre is only 25K from Lourdes but the ride is 85K. We do a big U. I think (and hope) that it is really only a 27K ride. 10K to the base, 17K up and a virtual non stop descent back to Lourdes. The country side is so beautiful that the ride ...
A very young boy begging. Lourdes at its worst.