Here’s a tiny glimpse of a great week spent with good friends from the UK. For some reason there is minimal photographic evidence, but I have excellent memories of us having a lovely time. A lack of sunshine on certain days meant that the showering facilities were rather colder than expected and the composting loo was deemed not to be up to the standards of modern day living, a few too many flying, stinging, biting things for comfort, but all in all, I believe a positive experience. We ate and drank well and had several tourist excursions to places that I would never have visited on my own.
A great, though much longer than expected, walk in the mountains to see the tallest waterfall in europe. Little Emma did amazingly well having set out on a walk that we thought was going to be an hour and a half but was actually nearer to five hours. we should have taken out picnic with us.
|there were that many people we could see where to go|
|can you spot the Fuller family?|
|Cirque de Gavarnie from a distance|
Next time I’ll wear appropriate footwear when I have the opportunity to visit the local amusement park. Parc de Demi Lune. Proper flying fox and tree top rope bridge experiences - they didn’t approve of flip flops as appropriate foot wear otherwise I’d have spend half the day up in the trees. Emma thoroughly enjoyed her pony ride and we all had great fun with the craziest crazy golf ever, but the best bit for everyone were the bumper boats. Out on a lake with ten or so other bumper boats. Little, inner tube surrounded tubs powered with outboard motors, with their drivers intent on bumping into and splashing the other occupants, known or otherwise, for fifteen minutes or so. It was a free for all, we all ended up soaked having had great fun.
The whole visit flew by in a moment and i was left standing in a bit of a daze, had a short moment to gather my thoughts before heading off for a weeks’ participation on a straw bale build project in the mountains.