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GR5 Day 10 - We 3 Trekkers

GR5 Day 10 - We 3 Trekkers

From La Petite Berge- to a ditch above Bellentre

I have several favourite times of the day on this holiday, the first one is the first cup of coffee I am served whilst snug as a bug in my sleeping bag, that helps with defrosting and the waking up bit. The second is getting to the first bit of sun so you can feel the warmth on your skin after walking in the cold for a few hours. I like longer lunch stops where we get the sleeping bags and tent out to dry and then try and create an interesting lunch from cheese n crackers with a side helping of M&Ms. Then lastly there is the one where we finally stop for the night and we sit doing domestic house things with the tent and something interesting  with pasta / pasta or pasta, we then relax for a couple of hours just watching the sky change colour, on our mega inch wide screen TV.

View from Col Du Bresson

View from Col Du Bresson

Tonight we have company, we have been joined by Alison an American, we picked her up at a a very confusing path junction. I should clarify that's not picking up ... 'as in how much love ' but as in we all seem to be going the same way, so it would be a bit odd to ignore each other now we have exchanged pleasantries. I mean we could have tried hiding behind trees to give her the slip but she seems nice, so we have joined forces, and tonight we have two tents in our night time spot.

Lunch spot view drying tent and sleeping bags in the sun. 

Lunch spot view drying tent and sleeping bags in the sun. 

Now last night was all about the views but tonight was all about exhaustion  and finding something level to sleep on after a very long day. So after a fortuitous wrong turn we found ourselves on a forest path and are basically camped in a ditch, at first glance it is not the most sulubrias of locations it being a bank of earth with some hay, weeds, quite a few ants and many grasshoppers. We also have a water pump overhead that has been solidly spraying the trees and grass with alarming force since we got here but if you ignore all those quirks we have a view over the Vaniose mountains. I can hear the crickets chirruping, and the stars are coming out, what more could you ask for .... Ok maybe a comfy bed and a shower, but apart from that not much else,

Things I have learnt:

It maybe faster to slip down a mountain on your arse but it will hurt a lot more than going down with your feet.

Some pine cones in the forest look like poo and some poo in the forest looks like pine cones ... Be careful which ones you pick up..

 From La Petite Berge- to a ditch above Bellentre

A ditch for the night! 

A ditch for the night! 

GR5 Day 11 - Breaking The Law

GR5 Day 11 - Breaking The Law

GR5 Day 9 - Don't Look Down

GR5 Day 9 - Don't Look Down