21_07_01Second stage finished, and the Pyrenees finally appeared, the enjoyment starts!!! I set off escaping from the thousands of trucks that were in La Jonquera, to fight with a cork tree forest full of crossing paths in where the so longed white and red marks were quite scarce afterwards. I don’t know how but I didn’t get lost today and I had the chance to enjoy gorgeous paths through enchanted forests with fresh spring crystalline water. I have also enjoyed ample panoramic views of Emporda and discovered ancient churches and chapels placed in the middle of nowhere. I don’t really understand which kind of parishioners would go there at their highpoint. They should had been very devoted…

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But everything was not a bed of roses today. After gulping an omelet sandwich and a couple of beers (the one who is above had already said that “man does not live by bread alone!”), I left Albanya town behind and I was about to go up to Bassegoda peak (a name which may have a Basque origin, Goiko basoa, which means the forest of the top). There were no less than ten kilometres of cement path waiting for me… 13:30, an unbearable heat,… Lucky for me the rest of the stage was so beautiful that there are no excuses: today, I enjoyed it to the max!! At 20:00, after 12 hours and a half of pure Trail Running, I got to Beget. Then I had to look for a place to sleep and I took a shower worn in order to clean the clothes for tomorrow. I had dinner, wrote the daily report and now, I am going to bed. Tomorrow, more and better!!!

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