Travel Blogs from Espot
... abandoned village. Apparently several villages were cleared in the 50's and 60's to build a dam, but this never happened. Gradually protesters and 'new rurals' have started moving into some of the houses as a protest. We could see that at least one of the houses in this village was occupied.
Just after we left this stopping place, on a very narrow twisty bit, we met an articulated ...
... 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 ...
... Tower, overlooking the town
When we finally got there, we could see people lining the main bridge across the river. Rob suddenly said -' Good God - there's a car in the river!!'
I'll let the photo's tell the rest of the Story - click on a photo to see them bigger ...
... 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!!
... getting themselves over to the rope tow for the bunny slope. By the end of the week they were both very comfortable and able to ski independently and under control; Elias in particular was all over the mountain, even skiing a black run at one point.
There are also some other fun things to do; towards the end we took the kids dog mushing, which you can do right on the mountain. Olivia in particular made a lot of new friends that ...