We’d been worrying about the weather after last week’s storms and heavy showers but yesterday was cool with plenty of sunshine in the afternoon, soft underfoot but not muddy. The perfect day for the Cortambert randonnée.
The organisation was like a well oiled machine. Pascale has an excellent team and the many compliments of the walkers were well deserved. Chris was in charge of devising the four circuits of 8km, 13km, 17km and 24km. For everyone there was a drinks station en route and further refreshments once back at the foyer. For the longer walks there was a ravitaillement at Culey (8km) and another at Donzy (16km).
Here are a few photos of the day -
Marie Antoinette and Jean-Louis on registration
Raymond & Annie and the family picnicking at the point d’eau
At Donzy the 24km walkers enjoy a welcome rest with Georges, Claire and Dominique
Back at the foyer rural Anne Marie was recording the finish times
Patrick was pouring out the coffee and wine
Pascale was in charge of refreshments
Simone was making gaufres by the dozen
As the walkers were finishing it was time to go out to collect the direction markers
A chance to enjoy the lovely views – looking back to Mont Saint Romain
And finally a debriefing…Burgundy style
Everybody enjoyed the randonnée, both walkers and organisers. At a total of 245 we were well pleased with the number of walkers, particularly as it is yet another long holiday weekend when people are away.
Chris has now started to prepare for the next event, the soapbox cart rally in July. Watch this space!