Today was a rest day – It also coincided with a rainy day so we were glad we didn’t hike.
We checked in for dinner that night (we wouldn’t be caught out again – no sir)
We spent the day eating and rehydrating. We were really depleted in both so it felt good to refuel. The menu in the refuge was pretty confusing, or rather, the menu may have been clear, maybe my French was not sufficient to gain the answers I needed from the guardian. In any case, we had missed breakfast (of course, they were full) so we bought a couple of tins of ravioli (yes you heard me) and we inhaled that for breakfast. You should try it – it was pretty tasty.
Lunch was a complete shock – whilst playing cards in the refuge, sitting by a roaring fire, one of the staff started to clean a grill above the fire. Interesting we thought…
One hour later, we saw plates of steak frites being carried to an outside table… with our mouths open and with noticeable drool I asked “Monsieur, C’est possible?”
So lunch was steak frites. It was gone in a matter of minutes.
That night we shared a table with a Brit and 2 Americans who were experienced hikers who reiterated the technical aspects of the Northern section. It was nice to chat with them and to share stories of hikes and refuges.
No rain that night.