Pyrenees 2004: Day off
Tuesday 22nd June
A rest day in Gavarnie. Ate, drank, ambled about, admired the view. Overall a very pleasant day. Pushed the boundaries of MSR cookery with a delicious pasta dish -jamon, chorizo, shallots, lots of garlic, tomatoes and butter. Also made garlic bread.
Gavarnie has 3 main populations; Locals, Tourists and Horses -four if you include the ever-annoying flies. The horses provide tourist rides to the cirque. Every morning they walk down to the road -seemingly unguided and every evening they walk back up into the hills.
We spent the evening relaxing in a bar overlooking the cirque. The beer was good, Jupiler and the view spectacular. The bar’s decor, however, reminded us of a hair salon.
Next: Gavarnie- up!