GR11 Day 12, 13, 14 and 15 Doctors Orders
Sanctuario de Nuestra Senora de Idoia - Isaba
A cold wet night, does not help bad backs, It's rained all night, it rained all morning, it rained all day.
Jac's back has completely seized up so a trip to the doctors for some muscle relaxants and an order to stay put for the next 4 days, has seen us hang out in downtown Isaba.
It's a lovely little village, but after 4 days I think we are going a bit stir crazy. We have a beautiful room with views across to the bell tower that clanks every hour, we have TV that is all in Spanish so we try and guess the plots, we have use of the local pool and spa, which is lovely but friggin freezing. Jac had a text tiff in google translate with the life guard about swimming hats, so we haven't been back, as her card has been marked as a trouble maker.
Generally we have lazed around trying to get Jac's back better, the marshmallow bed is a bit of a hindrance, but she is getting there. I have found her in many strange stretch positions, as I come out of the loo, either that or i have gassed her.
What I have learnt:
Bad backs are not fun for trekking partners.
Bad bums are also not good for trekking.
It is fair to say we have not loved our first couple of weeks of the GR11, as Lisa said it is beginning to feel like the GR13, but we are employing our PMA and will give it another week. The bigger mountains are calling and that always makes Jac smile.