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GR5 Day 27 - Handy Bin Liners

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.

 Ultra light weight waterproof jacket. 

Ultra light weight waterproof jacket. 

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.

 Tonight's home

Tonight's home

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.

 Ensure bowels are fully evacuated before entering the Mercantour National Park!

Ensure bowels are fully evacuated before entering the Mercantour National Park!

Old Lady Vlogger on Using Walking Poles

Old Lady Vlogger on Using Walking Poles

GR5 Day 26 - Here Comes the Rain

GR5 Day 26 - Here Comes the Rain