Weather looked good when we woke up so we made butties, had brekky and headed off around 930am for an explore, mainly to recce out a walk for when Dad visits in September trying to find something which is not too steep, not easy in this neck of the woods!!!
First obstacle was trying to get down the piste, Fernandez was busy repairing the piste, cement mixer there, JCB and a 4×4 truck too. We had about a 20 minute wait before we could get past.
Next obstacle another JCB thing before Couflens being loaded onto a truck to head back down the valley, so another pit stop!!!!
Anyway finally we got underway and headed up the Estours Valley just before Seix. We were mainly following the GR10 along a gorgeous river with lots of cascades. We took a smaller path to visit the waterfall D’Acouzan which took us past 2 small granges which make our place look positively city like. Their access is a 40 minute walk in at least. Both had satellite dishes up and one had a good veggie patch but very isolated. After this the path petered out and we nettle bashed for a bit before arriving at the very pretty waterfall. The sun came out for us so a good chance to have lunch in the sun looking at the mountains and cascade.
We decided not to go on up to the Cabane as we had intended as we needed to collect scaffolding on the way back and did not want to be doing that in the rain which was forecast. So we trundled back down on the GR10 back to the van. A nice wander and explore.
Collected some scaffolding from Clive’s on the way back which he has lent us FAB and then back to Salau.
A quick stop to sort out UK phone calls, and book into the Auberge for Saturday night for dinner with Peter and Alison and back to the barn.
A few trips up the hill with all the scaff which was easy compared to the plaster board and the rain held off so we decided to go on a forage and came back with a couple of cepes for a starter tonight. Should be good. Rain held off for us but expecting storms tonight and rain tomorrow but then better weather on the way so they say we will see.