Thursday, October 10, 2013

The refugi

The refugi where we stayed was incredibly cute....you saw it up above.  Bizarrely it slept a TON of people...

Look, a little fireplace and some shelves:



On the other side a big old table and benches, we sat 10 around it with room to spare, and room for 5 to sleep above it.  The self-described 'oldsters' went here.


Go up the ladder there...quite a tall one, and perfectly vertical....



And you get here, with room for another 11 or so to sleep.  It had a passageway to make it easier to get out and pee, but goodness, that ladder is pretty discouraging.  We also closed the metal trap door so no disasters happened.  No one went to pee... though do you see that tape?


The tape is there for the mice who try to chew their way in.  We were all woken up when one of the group was awoken by the quite loud gnawing of a mouse (?).  He was flashing lights all over the place to see what was going on.  The Canadian in me was all about, who cares.  I mean really, it's not a bear or a wolf.  If it gets in, so what, what are we going to do?  Try and catch it?  Go back to sleep!!!!

Anyway.... it was pretty darned funny....and astonishingly noisy.  We eventually left a headlight on which settled him down a bit, and we could go back to sleep as it wasn't flashing around anymore.

Refugis can be delightful.  This one was.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds hilarious! Urbanite panic attacks deflated by Canadian pragmatism! Good for you! GM

elpadawan said...

Yeah, I know about mice. Surely doesn't compare to raccoons, but eh. As long as the food is kept in closed backpacks, they shouldn't manage to chew their way through it in one night...

oreneta said...

I mean really, the beasty lives there, we were just there for one night...what were we going to do. Honestly.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful "refuge." Who looks after it? Seadog

oreneta said...

A very good question...I don't know who looks after them....I should ask.