GR5 Day 19 - The Big Cheese
Le Planet - Ceilac
So this morning was everything that yesterday morning wasn't, there were paths through sleepy villages, walks along forest balcony paths, with views of mountain ranges. There were walks in sun dappled forests and then an epic descent down towards an ancient fort set high on a cliff.
As we made such good time we stopped off at a little cafe and enjoyed a couple of tarts, mine was called myrtle and Jacs was some strawberry number, also we had an exceptionally strong cappuccino that took 3 sugars to make palatable.
All was well, until the up, we had to ascend the Col Fromage, (now I know the spelling of this isn't exactly the French word for cheese, but it's pretty close so that works for me).
So if this Col was a cheese it would be "stinking bishop" reasons for this are.
It's a bugger to get up. i.e stinking!!
It induces severe cheese sweats.
Many religious words were uttered on the way up, phrases like holy #uck, etc.
It was a long hard slog all the way and it was a religious experience to finally reach the top and view in yonder distance the promised land of campsite and shop to resupply at.
In fairness it was also a lovely walk and the last part up to the Col was along a beautiful balcony path around the mountain.
Looking down into limestone ravines that looked like jagged sharks teeth, and views of mountains we had crossed.
Still it was with great relief to finally arrive down into the valley and fall straight into an ice cream shop.
Surprising things that happened:
Grasshoppers on this side of the mountain range are huge, and as such have much more power in those little stick legs, meaning they can jump right up into your face, this is quite alarming.
If you leave your cap on the grass, before you put it back on your head, check to see that there is no woodland creature in it, otherwise both of you will get a fright when you do.
Jac is a proper girl when it comes to bugs, and she can shriek like one.
We all know how karma works, you do something and then something happens in return either good or bad dependent upon circumstances.
The same thing I believe happens with clothes, the sunglasses and cap I have with me are karma clothes. Meaning I have found them on random walks, I believe they are replacements for the many items I have lost in the past. As someone will have found those (with exception of a pair of sunglasses I dropped off a boat In New Zealand they may take a while to be found ! )
So this leads me to the vain hope that whoever finds my lovely lime green waterproof that has gone AWOL today at some point. Will love it as much as I did.
Also I hope that the karma clothes deity has allocated me a new waterproof jacket, and if they have, that they please get a shift on and leave it somewhere I can find it pretty soon.
Things you shouldn't do:
Lose your waterproof jacket - it's kind of essential.
Things you hope for:
3 weeks of sun.