Days 20 & 21: Taking It Easy
Waking up on day 20 feeling a little sore from yesterday’s hike. Juno, keen to get in on the Sicknote Fuller act has cut a little chunk out of one of her paws. She is holding it up at every opportunity to ensure that Greg and I feel ultimate guilt at not looking after her properly on the hike. We decide to take it easy for the day and try and get rid of the t-shirt tan’s that we appear to have obtained during our hike.
Paul confirmed that I’m due to paraglide tomorrow and I’m exceptionally excited. We spend the day just chilling out in the sun and enjoying the beautiful view. In the evening, I facetime Mommy and Daddy Dovey to discover that Daddy Dovey “hasn’t had time” to read this blog – he is retired I might add. I think that this means I can add a lots of “facts” about Daddy Dovey that he’ll never know I’ve told to the world, so here goes, fact 1: Daddy Dovey loves Willie Nelson. So Daddy, if I don’t hear that you are reading this blog, I will send out more embarrassing “facts” on a daily basis.
In the evening, we ate the campsite’s plat du jour, which was lamb for Greg and stuffed peppers for me. We had a great evening. All of the reviews for Camping La Source talk about how lovely Paul and Judy are, and they really are, they make you feel like you are camping in a friend’s back garden rather than a campsite.
Off to bed dreaming about throwing myself off a mountain tomorrow (whilst still reeling that my Dad hasn’t got time to read this masterpiece).
Day 21 starts pretty early due to having to drive 50kms to my paragliding site. I’m feeling nervous but very excited. Then the news comes, it’s raining and cloudy, the paragliding is cancelled. I am absolutely gutted. I was meant to paraglide in New Zealand about 6 years ago and it was cancelled due to lack of wind – maybe it’s not meant to be.
So, plans all messed up and needing an adrenalin rush I headed to the Intermarche, what more could a girl ask for in a day!
We then visited the market at Veynes, stopping for Thai street food (yum yum) and onto a lake that Juno wasn’t allowed in so we moved on back to the campsite. The three of us went for a walk in the fields and woods surrounding the campsite, Greg honed his butterfly photography skills, pretty impressive!
Unbeknown to us, we have been allocated a space in the Dutch field in the campsite. I am not sure if that is just to make me feel short or what but it is nice that everyone speaks English. Juno has made firm friends with Roger, one of our Dutch neighbours, taking an instant liking to him which turned into love after he played ping pong with her. I’m not sure she will leave with us tomorrow.
So BBQ tonight, our first one on the move, we thought that we would have them every night! I looked into our small freezer earlier and saw that we had left two cans of tonic water in there two nights ago, I took them out and placed in the sink. Greg and I were chatting next to the sink, when BOOM, one of the cans exploded, it sounded like a bomb going off and the bottom of the can flew millimetres from my head into Knigel’s shower room. Pictorial evidence is included.
Looking forward to the next stage of our adventure……..Mont Blanc here we come……..