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We took the whole day to get to Andorra and it was only a 3 hour drive, so we slightly delayed our departure while Nic listened to the first half of the Swans first final (the Swans were winning when we left!).
We had a nice drive through the tight bends up to the mountains to get to Andorra, our first foray away from the coast for a while, like almost days. It was also our first proper border crossing, as Andorra has no sales tax ...
... the descents quite technical with very bad road surfaces including gravel on the apex of switchbacks and random potholes. There was good reason to cool your jets on the descents if you wanted to see Biarritz on Saturday in one piece.
Yet there was much testosterone and a distinct lack of bunch etiquette in the peloton today, much to my irritation. Mainly from the French guys and mostly on the ...
... get one off). Later in the afternoon we got a map from reception and headed out on a walk through the Pyrenees. The landscape is absolutely breath-taking here and even the wild flowers on the side of the track are worth a picture. The rocks on the ground are all white granite speckled with black. I think how expensive this is to get at home and it is just everywhere on the ground here. An hour or so into ...
... the mountains into France, then back to Spain through the tiny principality of Andorra. We headed off on our drive. About 30 mins into our climb into the hills, we realised that our passports were in the hotel safe. Likely we wouldn't need them between Spain and France... But we weren't too sure about Andorra (not being an EU country). So we turned around and went to pick them up. After an hour detour, we ...
... car then ski lift higher up the mountain. From there it was a 15 minute walk to a beautiful turquoise lake. Above the lake was ice caps melting in the summer sun. Impressive that there was still ice to be seen! We spent some time enjoying the fresh alpine air. We walked back to the car rather than taking the cable car. This allowed us to see more flowing waterfalls up close. We ate a lunch of ...
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