GR5 Day 27 - Handy Bin Liners
St Dalmas - Forest wildcamp just above Le Boreon
So after yesterday's near miss on the soaking front, and today's dark clouds. A waterproof jacket was required, down town St Dalmas had only the one shop so we purchased some lovely green bin liners, and Jac fashioned me a very dapper number, with nice shoulder detail and a lovely yellow waist tie. The green shade also matched my skin tone.
I have slept funny, not as in I was laughing all through the night (though hysteria is an option). I have twisted/ trapped something in my shoulder and all is not well on the rucksack carrying front. Plus the fact that today we have to resupply for 5 days as we are switching off the GR5 and taking the GR52 to finish our walk in Menton.
A very heavy rucksack has today been hauled over 3 mountain passes, quite a few boulders and a fair amount of forest, in parts today looked like the lakes and then like the Northern Alps before returning to pine forests.
It was both beautiful and a bugger. Thankfully the temperature has dropped and it is very overcast which makes the ups easier. Unfortunately I am broken and subsequently grumpy, therefore have not fully appreciated the views.
We have now stopped in a forest slanted section just off the path. I refused to move any further and have sat listless on a rock whilst Jac made our home for the night, cooked the heaviest food and filtered water.
It is 6.30 and I'm finished so have crawled into the tent, I feel particularly pathetic and sorry for myself. Goodnight cruel world.
Things not to do:
Trap something when you have to carry heavy rucksack up a mountain.
Buy so much heavy food.
Next time we are going to eat just grass.