Travel Blogs from Benasque
... got to, and through Benasque and found the campsite. This is quite an old site , terraced, with a lot of trees and we had difficulty finding a pitch that was a) big enough and b) that we could access.
As we were walking around looking for a pitch it started to rain heavily and 6hrs later it is still pouring! The mountains have disappeared into the mist.
When we finally got settled ...
... Wednesday 4th June
We woke to sunshine and high temperatures (dare I say scorchio!!) so decided to do very little. After much pottering, we walked in to the village of Boltana to do some exploring and visit the Tourist Information office.
Boltana is along the same lines as Ainsa. The old town is perched on a hill so the streets are steep and narrow. It had a small chapel and ruined castle at the top of the town.
We found ...
... the bellows for him! The statue is only a year late; the centenary was last summer! The official transhumance is scheduled for 14th June, although there is a steady stream of animal transport lorries travelling up and down the road already. I am hoping to finally get to help clean up the mountains this year – 21st June – as it was cancelled last year because of all the snow.
The garden, whilst at least ...
... I envisaged on our trip around Spain. I have to remember that we are at 1400 metres so I guess it is to be expected.
Saturday 31st May
It was overcast and cool this morning but not to be deterred we set off to the Sant Maurici Lake at the head of the valley. Initially the path took us through pastureland and we passed a shepherd complete with his crook, his dog and his flock of sheep.
The lake was beautiful but the wind coming off ...
... was not great and as the other two had arrived on motorbikes, my dear old Kia served as transport. We shared three great days with them but when they went to head back to the ferry in Spain the beautiful Aston parked on the drive would not start. Stefan out of badness decided to use the battered old Russian jeep - Uaz- the jump start the Aston before they left to go home.
This is my first week of being celebataire, single or on my own as Stefan has ...