Just a short report today. Our departure from Comus was rapid and without problem. The first part is over quiet metalled roads; after the first col, we took to the rutted tracks again – and again 50cm snow! This is actually quite useful in slowing the herd and stopping any horse from attempting to overtake.
Lunch was at the house of the Maquisades that was torched by the Nazis. This is the same spot where we have lunch on the second day of the spring transhu. Just like then, this is a longer lunch break since the afternoon is reasonably short. Having said that, there is a long descent over a lot of rocks – the surety of the horses being highly valued at such moments.
This evening, the horses can rest well, next to the graveyard!