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Wednesday 16th December

Woke up to freezing cold and the inside windows of the cab frozen! We decided to head further up into the mountains and check out the three ski resorts and see which one we wanted to learn skiing and spend Christmas at. We headed first for Cauterets, which entailed our first mountain roads as we went higher up, the scenery was beautiful and the roads very bendy. We reached in Cauterets our first bit of snow and a €8 a day Aire, the snow we liked the price of Aire we didn’t like so much! This is apparently one of the bigger ski resorts in the Pyrenees, although we only saw the town and decided wasn’t quite what we were looking for, we wanted something smaller, as we didn’t really have the money anyway for eating and drinking out.

So we carried on to Bareges, round more bends with drops off the roads and climbing higher into the mountains. Bareges is a lovely little spa town and half of another ski resort in another town across the Col du Tourmalet, which is a high mountain pass famous for the Tour de France, which is now closed for the winter as apparently they ski over it. The town was nice with lovely mountains all around, we even drove higher up still to the ski resort, which seemed good. We stopped the night in the town car park and wrote our Christmas Postcards while it snowed outside.


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