Second day has come to an end, I crossed the river La Garonne and realised that yes, it is not only a wine. Now I’m hiding in my tent to not get mosquito bites, I got some nasty ones already and I don’t fancy more. My tent is on the small side, I can barely sit upright in the tallest section. But it was the smallest and lightest one when packed – pros and cons ?
Today I have been riding the whole day using the GPS and it works beautifully. Even though I can’t use it with audio, I always ride with earplugs, there is no problem understanding where to go when on the open road. When trying it in Madrid city it was a bit trickier though. I should have got one ages ago if I had known, well, well.
Today I rode north from Huesca crossing the Pyrenees passing Lourdes and further north east. I have stayed on the small roads and since I covered about 400k that was a full day. I have seen so much beauty. I opted to go on a small and twisty mountain pass since I don’t know when I’ll come back to the Pyrenees again. When crossing into France I did shed a tear, but then I stopped in a café and had a French omelette with cheese and felt that life is good.
The most spectacular thing I saw today was a valley where there where flocks of birds of prey hovering over the ground. Since I was on a viewpoint rather high up I could see them from both above and underneath. It proved difficult to capture this on camera though, Christopher should have been with me, he would have managed better.