|This is a real quick update as we are in Lourdes now and the pope has died and we must go and give our condolences. we will give a longer update when we have more time soon so here is quick report:
been following the west coast of fance down to Bordeaux and visted Cignac where we did a tour of the Henessey distillery and then on to Bordeaux where have indulged in good wines at very reasonable prices.
now in Lourdes as we said and about to go walking
Nothing exciting has happened except very hard to find internet cafes and this is in a hotel where we had linch and is also free. the van is an good old girl about 15 to 20 years of age and has a few rattles and bumps but gets us there so far with only one failure a flat battery caused by loose jumper leads but fortunately happened when we arrived at a camping place about 1800 and we we able to roll into a powered site so that was ok. got an expensive jump stsr the next day and has been ok since. now every day I check all these thging under the bonnet.
we are on the bikes in Lourdes now and the snow is still on the mountains behind us - Pyrennes.