August 13th 2018

Last nights storm cleared the air and the temperature dropped from 33 degrees to a pleasant 20 degrees this morning. We went into our normal well organised routine for locking up the house and we were on our way at 9 am.

We headed directly south through Duras, Mont de Marsan, Orthez just to name a few places on route, stopping for lunch outside a small village whose name I’ve forgotten, but I took a few photos of the old church there and shortly after leaving there got Michelle to take a photo of a traffic island, the French have become very creative at decorating them in bizarre ways.

Our stopover tonight is a free aire at Sauveterre-de-béarn a medieval village perched above the river Oloron in the Pyrenees Atlantique Department and at the foot of the Pyrenees. It is one of the main routes to Spain used by Pilgrims on the way to Santiago de Compostella.

The cakes above were a treat after our evening meal.

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