Forts de l’Esseillon – Day 9 and 10

​Work on Wednesday was the same as usual, digging up stones and shift soil into buckets to be taken away by the pulleys. I did find huge parts of a painted terracotta plate and a glass bottle which was cool for something a couple of hundred years old. In the afternoon we walked to the waterfall again to sunbathe which was nice.
Thursday was a much more exciting day as we attempted the Via Ferrata. This is a series of courses of varying difficulties where you climb along sheer rock face using a harness and carribina clips. It wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be, despite the height and the tiny places to put your feet. We completed the first two courses, Les Angelots and Les Diablotins, in around 2.5 hours. The harder courses obviously take longer and require a lot more skill and bravery than I have! 

The evening saw another campfire and silly games, one of which I won! Everyone had a sign they made and you had to make your own sign and then that of another person to pass it on, all while doing the ‘ we will rock you ‘ clap. If you got it wrong by making the sign of the person who just passed it to you, or that of someone who is already out, you are eliminated. Although completely silly it was one of the most enjoyable evenings here! 


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