Tuesday 24 August 2015
A really good day today. The weather was perfect: warm and sunny, but not baking hot. No clouds. The walk was quite long - I had walked almost 20 miles by the end - but after an initial climb, it was an interesting, fairly level walk almost entirely above 2200m, but across grassy plateaux mainly, not difficult terrain. Very enjoyable.
The refuge de Mariailles is a good one. Friendly guardienne, excellent pasta-free meal, good company. I am sleeping in my tent around the corner, but I will pop back in the morning for breakfast before heading off to tackle Mount Canigou.
Six days to go. ...