Pilgrimage to the Pyrenees

My body is so wet, I’m starting to worry it will genuinely run out of water.  As I stare at the sign that slowly dissolves through the mist it’s not what I want to see when I am on my limit; yet another kilometre of climbing at 8.5%

VIP Tour of the TOUR

It’s not often I’ve been on an aeroplane that only had seven other passengers on it, although I came close once on an out of season flight in Thailand in 1996.  On this occasion, as I looked around the cabin at the excited faces playing with their reclining leather seats and taking selfies, I knew…