But shortly after, all was oké again, and so were the views !
However, one day the weather was not too nice, although it was dry.
No problem, a pullover plus windblocking rainjacket and all is oké.
Except that I was sitting looking in the direction of the river and that weather arrived from behind me.
Including hailstones of 2 centimeter ...
All I could do was hiding behind the tree that was close. But within 15 seconds all was wet, including electronics, and myself, even inside the rainjacket. Whereby this picture shows you how the weather situation so now and then causes very real trouble ! The electricity poles at the camping are positioned very high to save them from the high tide of the river that occurs once in a while.
Peyrehorade somehow looks a rather nice town when you look at a map. But it is not. There are about 5 restaurants and 2 cafes. But they have no openinghours published and are closed all week, except on wednesday and saterday morning. Then there is the market and suddenly very many people show up. Happily there are 2 big supermarkets just next to the town and they saved me regarding eating and drinking.
I once visited the McDonalds next to one of the supermarkets. The taste was rather oké but the hamburger and frites were not warm enough. It felt very strange that I can't remember where and when was the last time I had visited a McD ?! But that doesn't seem me to be a problem haha.
The (very) good news is that, although not having a weighingscale, I am for sure loosing weight. I lost already half of my belly somewhere along the road. And I had to make an extra hole in the belts I use for my trousers.
Even then I now can put my trousers down without loosening the belt ! There must be moments when that comes in handy ... But I must be very carefull not to loose my whole belly haha.
To celebrate that I immediately visited the boulangerie. Actually I wanted to ask whether they serve sandwiches in the mornings. But then I saw this patisserie ! How nice can that be too ! It is a joy for my eyes and it was for my taste.
Regarding breakfast I have a new tactic. Supermarkets sell triangely shaped sandwiches, two of them packed together in an airtight folie. There are basic and haute cuisine types haha. Everytime I go shopping I buy two or three of them. I have them for breakfast and at a day of travelling also for brunch, lunch and snack haha.
It was lively (only) when there was the market.
And very quite in the evenings,
and in the mornings.
Click at the panorama photos to open them as a poster :
But this time I was rewarded then I saw this beautiful caterpillar.
It was in trouble then on the tarmac and didn't manage to climb over those twigs.
I took these pictures and then put it over to the save side of the world. How beautiful will she be once turned into a butterfly !? Update : This is what the caterpillar will turn into : the "Acronicta aceris" and it is "just" a moth. In dutch it's name is "Bont schaapje". Whether or not this is beautiful or not is rather a personal matter haha.
After some days it was time to continue to the far west. Would I have any hills at all while riding to the Atlantic Ocean ?
Enjoy your day, your bicycle and Nature !