Gite Bellevue (38€)
A very interesting day… a beautiful day to walk, both cloudy and sunny. Rolling hills with lovely views of the Pyrenees. The bad news: NO FORWARDED DUFFEL! We left a written note (apparently unread), when we should have instead phoned RapidBag to re-up our agreement. So, a very nice Frenchman calls for us and helps us back on track… we hope. Meanwhile no luggage until Monday afternoon! But the good news… I have my make-up case! We have no reading material so walk into the nearest tiny town for lack of anything else to do. I don’t have my glasses, either. Nick cooks up a paper game of “Battleship”. He is so resourceful! For dinner our host drives eight of us to a special Basque restaurant and it is quite good… vermicelli soup, chacuterie of egg, sausage and ham, tuna with macaroni salad, then sliced pork in a red and green pepper sauce, and cheese to finish off. There are several recent acquaintances at this dinner, plus a couple we stayed with at La Tour de Chapelains on our last trip. They are from Holland and so very nice. What fun!