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Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Days 6/7/8

Raining when I set off at 6.50am. Rained all day and violent wind. Mainly forest tracks. Nothing to see, nowhere to stop. Walked about 25 miles - 11 hours. Oonly took rucksack off once. Carried water for about 10km - this is not what I came for. Put up tent on side of forest track in 10 minute no rain interval. Very hard walk next day. More mountainous and a few really good views, but don't worry about chopping down trees in the amazon -they have got enough for everybody in France. Late in the day I was faced with a 450m ascent in 2km - that is half a good Munro! Loaded up with water and carried on another 4km or so. Did about 20 miles altogether. Arrived Lafarge to find gite occupied by children's group so was not allowed to stay, but they let me camp. Some of the highest winds I have ever experienced In a tent during the night but no more rain.
Pleasant walking and varied for long descent to Lamalou les Bains for 12.45. Office de T closed till two. Camp sit office
closed till four. Waited at camp site. 11.5 euros per night. Staying
two nights. Search for gas not promising - this getting critical now.






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3 comments:

High Horse said...

All is well back at the ranch - if you makes you feel any better it is a typical holiday week in the UK - RAIN, RAIN ,RAIN!!

Jake is off to the vet this morning for his check up but he seems much better overall.

afootinthehills said...

You're having a bit of a mini epic in some ways. Hope things improve -particularly on the weather front.

afootinthehills said...

By the way, I say 'epic' rather than 'adventure' for obvious reasons!