After Breche de Roland the previous day I had serious trouble with my left knee and so decided to go slow. Still I climbed P2580 and Madamète during the day resulting in almost exactly 1000m of elevation gain. Still I had to wait a long time before Judith returned from the big lake loop around the Neouvielle Preserve.
"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