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The Sketch

It feels a bit early in the holiday to be writing the traditional “not a lot happened” post. But it was that kind of a day, to be honest. Most of us didn’t do much, and what we did do wasn’t done with a great deal of enthusiasm. We’d been let luz (see what I did there?) in our first proper destination of the holiday.

The day began for Kas with a long run while the girls and me had a lie in. When Kas got back, she took the girls out for a swim in the hotel pool. I stayed in the apartment playing with blog posts and feeling, to be honest, a bit miserable. The weather wasn’t great and I had loads of insect bites from the previous day. Plus we were all too tired to bother spending time with each other.

Luz-Saint-Sauveur doesn’t have a huge amount to do. It’s not a big place, and most of the visitors are there to get outdoors. They either climb mountains or cycle up them, mainly. Anyway, what there is to do is described on the Office du Tourisme website.

There’s a Castle Up There

By late afternoon we raised the energy to go out for a walk around the village and up to the nearby castle, the Château Sainte-Marie. From the valley the castle is deceiving. It’s covered in large, colourful banners which appear, from below, to be very inappropriate graffiti. You have to get a certain distance up the hill before realising what is actually going on.

It was quite an easy walk up along the road and then a footpath, and from the top the view back down onto the town was pretty good. The weather was kind of in-and-out of cloud and quite warm. There should have been a geocache up there. Nobody had found it for ages and many commented that the site was bad. I assumed it was missing and we moved on.

Back at the plot, we walked back down again and visited the same ice-cream shop / bar that we’d visited the previous evening, and we treated ourselves to some more ice cream again.

It was a Sunday, so the “big” supermarket in the village was shut. We once again went into the smaller one and collected enough things to get some dinner – sausage and salad night. Kas and Ami walked straight back down to the apartment with the shopping while Izzy and me walked back up the hill a little to go and find the only geocache in the village,

And to be honest, that’s about it for the day. We spent the rest of the evening playing around with electronics and generally avoiding each other.