Hospital de Vielha to near Estany deth Cap deth Port
After more delicious coffee and a big breakfast Paul and Chantal drove us back to the trail. A HUGE THANK YOU!
The climb up Port de Ruis wasn’t particularly hard but my legs never got into it. I’m sure a lot had to do with the fact that my pack is the heaviest it’s been on this hike. The weather was perfect. It was a touch cold standing still but great for climbing. We could look back and see where we were hiking a couple days ago.
We turned off the GR 11 and walked by 2 gorgeous lakes.
We crossed the Collado d’Estany de Mar and could look down on the next lake.
After a long rocky downhill we got to Refugio de la Restanca where we ate an early dinner at 4:30. We had soup that wasn’t very good and a ham and cheese sandwich which was ok. But we didn’t have to carry it.