Travel Blogs from Encamp
... spotted John.
We had the electric heater on again this evening.
Sunday 1st June
The sun is out – hurrah
Today’s walk took us up the steep valley side behind our campsite to the Coll de Fogueruix (2180m according to John’s GPS). It was a pleasant climb through ancient pine trees. From the coll we could see the village of Espot, its ski station and mountains as well as the snow capped mountains stretching ...
... into town a long the R Ariege and find the Old Town, where the fair was apparently continuing
As we set off the rain stopped but it was still quite chilly. The river flows past the campsite and through the town. Swollen with snow melt it is one of the fastest flowing rivers we have seen.
... 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!!
... up to the top in less than an hour if it wanted to. We stayed in the village of Soldeu, one of six main entry points to the area, but we were driving past parts of Grandvalira for a half hour before we arrived there. It’s huge; and from the top you can look west and see Spain, then turn around and see France.
Getting off the bus, we found our apartment without difficulty, and quickly picked up our lift tickets ...
... been so many opportunities to meet people with a love of the outdoors that we are sure we will keep in contact with in the future. Ben has made some great contacts for the MTB Strength Factory and also we have met so many people who live or work in Bristol (see it is the best place to be it appears!) so we have some potential friends when we get there!
It between filling 21 hungry mouths every night (and doing the washing up that generates!) ...