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Travel Blogs from Les Escaldes
... spotted John.
We had the electric heater on again this evening.
Sunday 1st June
The sun is out – hurrah
Today’s walk took us up the steep valley side behind our campsite to the Coll de Fogueruix (2180m according to John’s GPS). It was a pleasant climb through ancient pine trees. From the coll we could see the village of Espot, its ski station and mountains as well as the snow capped mountains stretching ...
... Tower, overlooking the town
When we finally got there, we could see people lining the main bridge across the river. Rob suddenly said -' Good God - there's a car in the river!!'
I'll let the photo's tell the rest of the Story - click on a photo to see them bigger ...
... we had picked out a campsite on the edge of town ,right by the river
As we negotiated the one way system it became obvious there was some sort of Fair or procession going on, with bands and a group of men in long costumes with banners, followed by people on horseback.- and guess what ended up at the Tail End of the parade - a great big white motorhome!!
... 8217;t get skied off, although we did expose the occasional off white patch that my instructor explained was colored that way by the Saharan sand that occasionally blows across the Mediterranean and lands in the Pyrenees. We started the week with three days of ski lessons, where the Soldeu ski school immediately proved it’s worth: at the beginning of the first day, Olivia and Elias were extremely tentative and having a ...
... but Kate didn't seem to find it funny. Took it slowly coming down the other side. We thought we were over the worst of it, but before we could relax we started climbing again with the snow getting heavier. Watched cars unable to move with their wheels spinning, so we pulled over and eventually got our unused snow chains on. Took us a while to get them on as we've never used them before, but got there in the end with what felt like frostbite to the fingers! I never thought ...