Thursday 20 August 2015
The gite d'etape here is very comfortable. The village itself is quite small, a strange mixture of old and new buildings. There is also a vast EDF hydro-electric plant. The overall result is not wonderful... I haven't managed to take a photo worth keeping.
Today I need to consider the route for the final stages to Banyuls. There are 11. It is a strange mixture of very short and very long stages, and I may need to alter some of the start/finish points. I must also buy food and enough supplies to cope with some nights in a tent, three or four anyway. This means a trip to Ax-les-Thermes, since the tiny shop here is useless. I will get the (one) train, which takes half an hour or so. ..
... OK done that, Ax-les-Thermes is a nice enough place but short of a good supermarket. Still I have bought some stuff to weigh down the rucksack. Food is heavy!