Day 19 – Heavenly Hike
On the way we passed some lovely sunflower fields so out we popped for some photos.
We headed to Gorge D’Agnielle. The hike took us uphill for quite a while, with Greg and I wondering if we’d bitten off more than we could chew, particularly given that it was around 34 degrees at this point. Juno appears to have turned into Adventure Sports Dog, rock climbing, diving into streams, abseiling – Greg and I couldn’t keep up.
All in all, we spent around 5 hours on the hike, including a beautiful picnic by the stream and an abandoned village, Agneille – apparently abandoned in 1963, although we are yet to find out why. We head back to the campsite, exhausted and looking forwards to a gin and tonic. I am particularly pleased as I recently had pretty major surgery and couldn’t have imagined myself being able to do this even a month ago, so top trumps that I could! Inca Trail, we are coming……………..
Once back on campsite for a well deserved G&T and chill in the sun we were lucky enough to see our neighbours on the campsite paragliding down towards us and land in the field next door. After more than a few G&Ts at this stage I have signed up to do one tomorrow – something I have always wanted to do! (Greg would have done it as well, but what with his wrist, needing to look after Juno plus his overpowering fear of heights, flying & parachutes has decided not to)
You may also have noticed that I have taken over blog writing responsibilities – this is because Greg is on “light motorhome duties” for the time being. I wonder how long that will start to wear a bit thin…