Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Aprils Afoot

We packed up from the Cote d'Azure (long faces all around) and headed north though glorious weather (possibly the warmest day of the year yet) to Buis les Barronais. I can't remember the last time I was here - possibly Easter 1982 when we I hitched around the area with Graham Parkes, we stopped at the Camping Municipal and presumably were using Pete Livesey's tiny French Rock guide. The only thing I remember it Graham taking a long fall when he pulled a peg out - everything is fully bolted nowadays though!
We explored the area, bought a guide and checked out the whereabouts of the cliffs then it was an early start to pick up Dave Gregory from Nimes' airport - his flight from East Midlands was £10 return including taxes.
We dropped the gear at the pad then adjourned to Ubrieux and cracked of seven routes, one or two were a bit polished, but it was warm in the sunshine so who is complaining. Great sunset over a snow covered Mount Ventoux which is straight across the valley from us!

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