Our bags are packed:
They both come in at 7.2kg without food, water or gas. With the food bags shown in the photo they come in at 9.5kg (six evening meals each; 3 days other food – taking it with us will save having to faff around in a supermarket on arrival).
The ‘to do’ list has been whittled down over the last couple of busy weeks. Just four items remain undone. They are items for which the timing is quite important, as follows:
- go to my sister’s wedding (tomorrow);
- haircuts (thought I’d delay that till after the wedding, so I don’t attend as quite such a skinhead);
- change Fitbit battery (may as well leave that until the last minute); and
- catch plane to Biarritz (there’s only one a week from Birmingham, which dictates a Saturday-morning departure).
We will then set out for our first ever foray into the Pyrenees, making our way east over the next few weeks. The GR10 is the plan, although being not slaves to a line marked on the map, we will no doubt stray from it every now and again; the aim is to walk coast-to-coast across the Pyrenees, not to be purists about the GR10 itself. I will probably post some blogs as I go, but probably not on a daily basis.