Monthly Archives: November 2011

Mission Accomplished! One Col in the Bag

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Well, all safely back to base. 2 hours up, plus stopping time for lunch and admiring of views, then only 15 minutes to get back down the same way. I decided against the loop down the back side to do a circuit of the Pic de la Sagette, as from what I could see of the footpath it looked like… Read more »

St-Jean-Pied-de-Port – The Home of the Espadrille

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St-Jean-Pied-de-Port was actually a pretty nice looking place. A castle the top of the hill (now more of a grand house), and several narrow, winding streets with old, overhanging buildings, many dated from the 16th-18th century. I’m sure the foundation of the town is much old, into medieval times. A bit of a flying visit, but we wanted to get… Read more »