After the hike to Breche de Roland my knee hurt so much that I decided to take the day off near Lac d'Aubert and Lac d'Aumar. Instead I slowly hiked to Hourquette d'Aubert and on to the Pic to its east. Returning I realized that moving my knee was the best cure so I added the hike to Col and Pic de Madamète. Some 100m elevation gain and my knee was back in working condition. Judith, meanwhile did the big Tour des Laquettes and returned so late that I was halfway back to Hourquette d'Aubert to look for her when she appeared on the horizon.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe