Its hot here in Lourdes

I am really glad I had a early start today as the weather is really hot 38c at the moment. It was a really warm journey although I took it at quite a pace.

It was a real sense of accomplishment cycling down from the town to the entrance of the Domain.Entrance to domaine

I did not know how I would feel, but the main sensation was one of relief.

Relief that I had made it, relief that I did not have any major problems, relief that I did not let myself or others down.

It took a lot of preparation both physically and mentally, but I must say, the most difficult part was believing in myself that I could do it.  Well I managed it and hopefully once I have had a good sleep the satisfaction and sense of achievement will come to me.

When I met up with dad after a lovely lunch in the Santa Rose (unfortunately there was no pate art) I took dad around the Domain,  Its very hot at the moment and hopefully it will cool before the Pilgrimage arrives on Friday.  With the heat I will not attempt the Col de Tormalade as it will be to dehydrating.

I then had what I have been dreaming of for the last few weeks a nice cold beer at the Petit Fleur.



5 Responses to “Its hot here in Lourdes”

  1. Soph says:

    I love the photo!
    So proud of you and missing you loads

  2. Lou Shaw says:

    Well done Phil, have really enjoyed following your progress and so pleased you’ve done it. Lou x

  3. Sheila says:

    Congratulations!! What an achievement.
    Sheila X

  4. Louise Ford says:

    Well done Phil!! New you would do it, you made it sound easy but I know it must had taken True Grit!!
    Rest up now and enjoy a few more beers before the work starts later in the week.
    All the best Louise and all the Worthing team!

  5. Kirsteen says:

    Well done Phil, an amazing achievement. Kirst x