Me all geared up for the rain at Col d’Aubisque
Kalima and Bill on a soggy summit
Pyrenees dog festival at Argeles Gazost
View from Terrace in Argeles Gazost, our base for many fabulous rides
And then we drive to Bagneres du Luchon, another base. This was the view from our hotel room the first night, during which we hardly slept because of drunkards shouting and fighting in the square below.
That’s Spain, which we reached via the Col du Portillon
Today, Sunday the 22nd, the autumn equinox, we rode to the Col du Peyresourde, climbed this July in the Tour de France. This is the valley we pedaled up.
And had lunch of omelettes and frites
Me, John, Bill at Peyresourde
Peyresourde pass cafe proprietor showing us his “casse têtes”– brain teaser games…
…which we weren’t so good at solving
…and back home to Luchon–time for laundry!
Bread is as central to French culture as suffering is to Buddhism, so we enjoyed this sign!
OK, à bientôt mes amies!