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My blog nick-name is SIR HUGH. I'm not from the aristocracy - my middle name is Hugh which relates to the list of 282 hills in Scotland compiled by Sir Hugh Munro in 1891. I climbed my last one (Sgurr Mor) on 28th June 2009


Thursday, 3 June 2010

Day 9 - from Lamalou les Bains Wed 2nd June

Walked into town for 8.30. Bought croissant etc at boulangerie then went to bar to eat my purchases with cafe allonger, that is cioffee made bigger literally, instead of the
minute serving you normally get.

Next I walked three km to an Intermarche and a Brico where at last I got some gas. Then I walked the three km back. Now It was time for lunch. Moules et frites and a couple of pensions in the sun. Pleasant conversation with decent English couple, and then much more satisfying conversation in French with a mother and daughter - the mother claimed to have had some
connection with Lord Mountbatten that I could not quite understand. Now doing the siesta in the tent which very fortunately is in the shade - just luck, not my skill at pitching.

My Mili iPhone charger is charging up at the campsite office

Looking forward to eating in the town tonight although still A bit full after lunch.
The moules had a predictable effect, but I recovered enough for the evening meal.

Day 10 - Lamalous les Bains to La Tour sur l'Orb.

Cloudless hot day. Enjoyable country walking on varied tracks, roads and paths. Wonderful scents of broom, herbs, honeysuckle and many others. Picking ripe cherries off the orchard trees overhanging the tracks - delicious. Who needs to carry water?

Arrived La Tour to find camp site closed. Only option was a chambre d'hote where I waited 2 hrs for the owners to return from shopping. Writing this up waiting for meal at 7.30. I think this going to be expensive but it is decent. The owners are English and ran two restaurants in London. I learnt this from a neighbour during my long wait. He gave me a chair to sit on and a bottle of chilled Evian. I also spoke to Jill on the phone and learnt of the awful shooting in Whitehaven.

For Afoot in the Hills. Yes the gps did let me down on a cloudy day in the trees with no signal when I really needed it. I have only just found out how to make it fire up at the previous location you were at instead of having to tediously scroll through your route for the last few days,

For Dorothy. Thanks for your good wishes message received before I left.

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