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Travel Blogs from Sallent de Gallego - Formigal
... the position of the town on a cliff or in the loop of a river. Little fiefdoms all over the place.
Before long the snow capped top of the Pyrenees came into view and, as in the past trip, we came across lone cyclists battling their bodies and the steep winding roads. Bend after bend provides another impossibly beautiful panorama, so I guess that would take away the pain in the legs a little bit.
Breakfast at the hotel this morning. Was able to order some scrambled eggs - I'm positive they cooked them in cream. They also serve cheesecake for breakfast as part of the buffet!! I can't believe how cold it is - it's about 8deg at the moment and raining. I have all my winter woollies on including thermals, gloves, beanie, neck warmer, scarf and stockings under my jeans - it's ridiculous. The locals tell me it was up to ...
... here are spectacular, mountains, rivers, snow, grazing, lots of villages built on tops of hills, poppies growing everywhere, the wheat crops nearly ready for harvest, heather on the hills, hawks everywhere in the skies looking for their next feed and the list goes on. We notice alongside the long length of the reservoir a bunch or ruins on a hill. So off to investigate.
It is abandoned but we noticed power to it and there is a farm behind it and as ...
... a walk down to see the pilgrimage to the Grotte where people were filling there bottles with the water and being blessed. There were many souvenir shops all a bit much
At 9pm there is a massive gathering of 1000's that come here lookin for a miracle they march around singing ?
We cross into Spain tomorrow for a bit warmer weather as this the mountains Pyrenees
Up early and away on our journey to Spain. No spectacular things to stop for, especially as there was quite extensive sea fog early on. Made more strange as it was very windy. Ran out of that as we were part way across the Pyrenees. Interesting trip though, lots of little Spanish villages, very picturesque, basque, Castilian. Plenty of tunnels of varying lengths. Makes for a much quicker trip of course. Some ruins of some of ...