Photos - Days 46 - 50 Chalet des Cortalets - Banyuls-sur-Mer ( posted August 23rd )
As we descend from the Canigou we leave the high mountains behind and drop below 500 metres for the first time in many weeks. After so much solitude and clear air we find it difficult to adjust to civilisation ... and Le Perthus with its border shops and tourist tat feels like a re-introduction into modern hell. It's a pleasure to share the final days with our new French friends and sheer delight to meet our younger son Simon who has flown out especially to welcome us. In some ways it's good to reach the sea again but nothing can take away the sheer exhilaration of 8 weeks of magnificent, life-changing experiences.
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