Hotel El Ventos
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... their own way, except for Talia's Nemo who stopped for elevenses every time she relaxed the reins. The back drop of the Martes Plain and the snow capped Pyrenees in the distance was spectacular.
When we got back Rafa gave us a demonstration of pole bending (slalom on horseback) which was hugely impressive - then we all had a go, which ...
... br> Then down to the riding stables.
Rafael, the owner is great. We did a little work in the school and then set off on a trek. Paths, through beautiful spanish countryside, with the occasional off-piste trek making our own paths through the woods. (It was more of on top and in the trees rather than through.) Required a lot of ducking! Talia's horse, Nemo, ...
... the history.
Phil, Sophie and Sue visited the Arab baths built in 1194 and we all then walked along the path that is called St Christopher's Way taking many photos. We all thought the city was very pretty and well worth the visit.
The spanish do speak very quickly but we have been getting by with Sue knowing some Spanish and Phil with his Italian which has similar words.
... and it said that if you look carefully, you will see to the right of the wall a Phallic symbol which is believed to offer protection to the city, hahaha, imagine a penis protecting a city. Outside was an amphitheater or what is left of it which would have sat approximately 3,500 people. I could ramble on all night about this place but I won't bore you. Tomorrow we head to Carcassonne France to the walled city, excited for ...
... br> Our journey back to France was a bit of a nightmare due to very high winds all of the way, not much fun in a high sided vehicle. As we neared the French border we glimpsed the snow capped Pyrenees and gave a huge sigh of relief, this is where we belonged. We pulled into a gorgeous campsite with great views of the Pyrenees, located just before the pretty town of Ceret and after lunch we set out for a wander to get our bearings. The nearest village was only a ten minute ...