Travel Blogs from Andorra la Vella
There is a reason why Spaniards take siestas. While it is very easy to bust the cultural chops with subtleties about a four hour break mid afternoon and it's effect on the economy, the fact is that it is hot here and they don't have air conditioning. Almarda is hot, and while the claim that
the frugal cracking of windows and sea breezes will do, it simply does not. It is hot from about 1:00 to 5:00. Siesta, I now get it. We decided to escape the heat and drove to ...
No breakfast at the hotel so we decided to leave earlier at 8am, a welcome cool start to he day, the weather forecast was storms in Andorra, the weather along the route was fantastic and the scenery again was amazing. Unfortunately not any vista points were visited so no pics, try better tomorrow. The hairpins and bends along the route were tricky at times and Rogers footplates took a bit of wear as they scrapped ...
After a continental Becky we hit the road again at about 9 am, weather good and warming up, gonna be a hot on we thought. Roads were twisty and snaking all through the mountains and the scenery breathtaking, we stopped for a coffee break in a small village, the weather very hot, we cracked on again no dramas ...
... we have decided not to risk it.
The second reason is that it is probably not a good idea to do this entire track in one go. It is too long and the terrain too difficult. We are physically feeling strong, but still need a break from the constant strenuous physical activity, which dulls your mind a bit to what you are seeing as you go.
The third is the uncertainty of the weather. The forecasts ...
... Rocher de Miglos well before the pass and it took us almost half an hour to reach it. From there we followed open grassland until we reached a herd of cows. These suddenly all turned and ran towards us. Waving our sticks above our heads brought them to a halt. We met the cowherd a bit later and he said they might have thought we were bringing them some salt. Moving right along we passed a herd of horses and some more cows who were accompanied by a big bull...Luckily he was too ...
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