Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Monday, 29 June 2015

Monday 29 June 2015 - Pyrenees GR11 - Day 15 - Interlude 1 - The Sabocos Valley - a circuit from Panticosa 

 
 
 
Distance: 11 km

Ascent: 500 metres

Time taken: 5.0 hrs

Weather: sunny and very hot

The hotel is great, the Collett's staff are most helpful, and the food is excellent.

Today I spent a pleasurable five hours with Remy (Collett's) and thirteen other guests, strolling on easy paths in the Sabocos valley above the village.

To all intents and purposes a well earned rest day with some of the Macclesfield Squash Club group that we encountered in Haus Valentin in Badia last July. It's a small world!

The walk featured:
 - a large lizard nearly 2 ft long
 - evidence of a wild foraging party enjoyed by some boars
 - lots of flowers, including
Queen of the Alps
Yellow Rattle
A selection of spotted Orchids
Irises
Mountain House-leek
and many more.

Back at the hotel by 2 pm for large beers and a lazy afternoon.

Sue arrived via Jet2's service from Manchester to Toulouse, and a five hour drive, at soon after 6 pm, so now we can enjoy a little holiday together.

Excellent.

Pictures comprise the view from the hotel (top), walkers in the Sabocos valley, and a view up the Sabocos valley.

(Notes from Mr Kindle: Wolf Hall is on hold at 46%, and Humphrey's recommended tale from the Pyrenees - The Invisible Guardian by Dolores Redondo has been commenced)

Next Day - Day 16

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5 comments:

Alan Sloman said...

A two foot long lizard?
That's a dinosaur.

Enjoy your holiday with Sue. Spoil her rotten!
:-)

michael said...

Looks great dad, good old Colletts, have a nice time!

Phreerunner said...

A very small dinosaur Alan!

Yes Mike, we should have invited you. Next year perhaps.

wuxing said...

Pretty warm here in south Germany - forecast 38C on Thursday - still bearable on my bike, but must be positively sweltering there!

Phreerunner said...

"Positively sweltering?"
"Yes"