drove around some great town today Argeles Gazost ( big kayaking area) and then drove up the Tourmalet from the Mongie side ( the way the Tour is going this year ) -- Its about a week before theyy arrive and vans are already there -- Lots of amature cyclists some with panniers and legs spinning like billy O -- The road is very narrow in parts ( all teh roads in teh mountainsa are but the Col dábisque and Tourmalet more so.
Came down via Marie de Campan and picked up a lunch sandwich and eat that at the side of the rOad - Not really into a routine yet -- But it seems to be
Find camp spot by 7pm
Dinner around 8pm
Read till around midnight
Up at 5ish
Up again at 9ish
On the road by 11am.
Arrived at Lourdes for Sunday tomorrow -- Found a campsite and checked in for 2 nights -- about 17 Euro's = $25 -- walking distance to Supermarket -- and Grotto --