“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” –Mark Jenkins

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Day 15 – 19th May 2009 – Tuesday. Casteljaloux – Pissos!

Made a better start today, got into town for 10:30am – found the internet café, followed by the market, back to pack up and were back on the road by 1:30pm Must be a record. We drove through some natural parkland with masses of storm damaged conifers and endless piles of logs stacked scarily high by the sides of the road.
Pissos turned out not to have a campsite, so we continued West towards the sea and joined the main road South. Weather not really improving, but we needed fuel (and sunshine) so we stopped for very expensive fuel in Cap-Le-Pin and continued on southwards, eventually we decided to stay overnight in an Aire off the main road. We chose Laharie as it had toilets and a separate area for cars away from the truckers, with butterfly meadows and more log piles. Only problem was that it smelt like someone had emptied their chemical toilet all over the grass – the stench was thick and clinging, but thankfully the wind changed after a while and we were able to get some dinner on and enjoy the late sunshine.

No comments:

Post a Comment