Hotel Bel Angle
Travel Blogs from Les Angles
... cooking after 5 weeks away.
Our last day in the gite coincided with my "big" birthday. The gite owner kindly prepared a delicious 5 course meal using local produce which began with a Cava apertif (shared with the owner)and then the rest of the meal was served for the two of us on our deck overlooking the Pyrenees. The wild boar and farmhouse rabbit were highlights. How lucky to be able to celebrate in such a beautiful part of the ...
... to the next bay brings you to Portlligat with its small collection of fishermen's houses, most bought up by Dali to create his home.
After Cadeques it was up to Perpignan, turning left into to Pyrenees Orientales in the Languedoc-Roussillon province and the village of Fuilla. The campsite sits in a beautiful valley with snow capped mountains in the distance.
Friday 23rd May
We cycled into Prades to buy a ...
... going to Ripoll was to visit the Tourist Office to get some information on walking. Once we finally found it (it may be a small town but it is very disorientating) we were directed to a number of book shops where we may buy a map – just as they were all closing for the long lunch breaks the Spanish enjoy.
Whilst waiting for the shops to open, we decided to cycle to St Joan de les Abadesses along a disused railway, about 10 km away. We had a quick cycle around ...
... 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!!