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  • 05/04/2013 - GAVARNIE

    On Friday, 73 got up bright and early to have breakfast in our hotel before heading out on a coach to Gavarnie.

    Gavarnie is a mountain village, high up in the pyranees and is a spectacular UNESCO world heritage site. The small village of Gavarnie can be found at the foot of a large glacial amphitheatre, containing the tallest waterfall in France and boasting incredible views. It takes us an hour and a half to get there, during which time plenty of songs were sung.

    We arrived to find that there was plenty of snow this year, so after a warming drink in a cafe, and mass with a group from Merseyside, we ventured out to enjoy.

    There was a snowball fight (with mean snowballs from Isaac, Sean and Elisha) with time afterwards for a ride on the donkeys.

    There are also plenty of gift shops, which many of the group enjoyed.

    After a slightly quieter coach journey home to the hotel Alba, we packed our bags and chilled out in the hotel. We mostly congregated in Rhys' room where we played games and giggled.

    After dinner we went down to the grotto to light our group candle, now decorated with the hands we have been using all week. The candle represents our hcpt family prayers as we prepare to fly home to our own families.

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