Aerial view

Drizzle in the morning gave way to patchy cloud and sun so the three of us set off to explore up the Mai Valley opposite the barn with the intention to get a route through to where Stevie explored the previous morning on the track up to Mont Rouche. A steep climb up through the beach forest gave way to boulder fields and the base of a waterfall and snowcone. We explored a number of options to scale round the falls without success so used a rope to retrace our steps. As we set foot on the snowcone again the heavens opened so it was probably a good job we did not find a way up as we would have been well and truly committed as the weather closed in around us.

We had lunch at a sheltered rock as we descended back towards the forest then on to the barn again.

As we still had some of the day left I mixed a load of mortar and Breezy and I fitted the last two windows in the out building while Stevie got the huge slabs of rock out of the barn (uncovered when we dug the place out).

More beer at the Bar and collecting our solar panel and kit which had been delivered to the Auberge. Stew and dumplings followed by scrabble. Breezy won again, she has always kept score and always won. Mmm…

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