Wednesday 21 July 2010

Etape Diary Saturday 17th June

A chance to explore the city of Pau. Its most noteable feature is the castle standing guard over the river and the passes from the Pyrenees. Stumbled across a plaque reporting where Lord Allenbrooke (the World War II CGS) had spent his early life; a reminder that there had been a British Military post here for many years after the Napoleonic Wars. We checked out where the start pens will be with but demonstrating admirable efficiency there was no sign of the chaos to come.. For lunch there was pasta in the City centre coupled with very slow service. For dinner the Garmin found us a small restaurant with very good steak and desserts. A dull day, it actually rained on us quite hard in the evening.

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