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Leaving the French Rivera the next programme stopped is Andorra. Andorra is a small principality wedged between France and Spain. It only has a population of about 40,000. This is basically a ski resort so in the summer time it is pretty dead – and that was very evident by the number of shops, hotels and other businesses that were closed …
Unfortunately, as we decided to head up to the peak via steep rocks, the rain came in and we decided to turn back towards the carpark instead. Initially it seemed this was the wrong decision, once we made it back the rain came down more steadily and the clouds moved in so we couldn't see anything. We were very happy we weren't stuck on the peak when this happened! It was a good sight to see the weather come in so quickly and made ...
... and inexperience is showing. The next stages are also quite challenging, so spending energy satisfying immature ego impulses will end up being quite costly towards the back end of each day, and the back end of the week.
On the plus side I made my views known to the organisers, and they pushed the issue of calling while passing on descents quite strongly in tonight's briefing. Just as ...
... and the ominous dark thunder clouds began to close in above us. A while later the sound of thunder cracked pretty loudly above our heads before we felt the first few drops of rain. We were only about 15 mins away from camp when the rain poured down and we got absolutely soaked. It was quite refreshing though and for the first time this whole trip we made hot drinks when we got back to warm up. It is definitely ...
... on track. The drive was nice. Some beautiful valleys and vistas. But not as nice as our earlier drives to the west in the midi-Pyrenees. We entered France and hit the motorways. Very dull. The only highlight of this leg was the beautiful sunflower field we came across. We stopped and got some great photos in amongst the sea of bright yellow. We stopped at a patisserie and ordered a coffee eclair. Rob reckons it ...
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