Travel Blogs from Arties
... still finished under 6hrs. I was very happy with that result. The final climb up Superbagneres was amazingly beautiful with the greatest view of entire Westerm Pyrenees range. We first saw it from a distance at the Port de Bales summit, then up close later. Definitely worth the trip.
And it was lasagne day in the race village. Can't complain about that either! ...
... returned with him waking up consistently at 2am. If only he ate like his father.Today is a quick and easy drive, actually the shortest for the two weeks I think of around 40kms though the riders do 120ish. So we will leave here later and cruise on into town after hanging up the washing inside, emptying the grey water, putting out the rubbish, filling up with fuel and getting Ben to eat some breakfast. All electronic gear is charged up and the fridge is cold!Till next time.
... on the top of Port de la Bonaigua. James had stopped the van for a 'natural break' for the kids, with dozens of horses 100m away. Within two minutes they had surrounded the camper and the kids were beside themselves with excitement. The horses had bells and were quite tame, content to be stroked and obviously keen for some food. Lucy and Ben happily obliged. Later on as we riders were climbing, ...
... to be her husband who was blind,
down through the rocky tracks, so much trust!
From here we drove our final leg through
the mountains to Valle de Nuria; again in the dark. We found we started up on the ghost stories
again; quite amusing to see our reactions when the GPS got lost and tried to
send us up a dark steep track up the mountain. This was not manageable in our
car, thankfully we called the hostel and received directions, and we were not
... most of the day sleeping or playing on my Mac whilst the others went hiking in the mountains. In the afternoon i did manage a walk into town with Imogen from some lunch; we shared a set menu and had a local stew; surprisingly filled with chickpeas and some vegetables with the meat and broth, and typically prepared trout.